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Amorphophallus koratensis Gagnep.

Family Name: Araceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous


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Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Plant Shape Umbrella


Native Distribution Central and Eastern Thailand, Laos
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Tuberous herb with single leaf 1.2-2m in height
Foliage Single leaf to 2m in height; petioles rough to the touch, color highly variable. Base color of petiole may be completely greenish black, dark green, mid brown, or variously mottled with cream or dull greyish-white blotches.
Flowers Inflorescence to 15cm in height; spathe color variable, pinkish red, dull brown, brownish red, light brown or dull green, often with scattered small white specks on the outer surface  Spadix white, or tinged red.  
Fruits Berries ripen orange- orange red
Others - Plant Morphology Tubers discoid

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Fruits, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Contact Allergy

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, [Remarks] (Withold water during dormancy period)
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects, Nematodes
Propagation Method Seed
Transplanting Tolerance Remarks Do not transplant or disturb plant when it is in growing stage. Transplanting should be done once the plant becomes dormant


Foliage Retention Drought / Semi-Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Brown, Cream / Off-White, Green - Light Green, Pink
Flower Texture(s) Leathery
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix
Flowering Period Remarks Usually flowers after emergence from dormancy

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Orange, Red
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 32436
Species ID 6848
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.