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Amorphophallus atroviridis


Amorphophallus atroviridis Hett.

Family Name: Araceae
Common Name: Voodoo Lily


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Thailand

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a herbaceous plant with underground tuber.
Foliage Its leaves have interesting pink margins on upper surface; underside is purplish-red. New emerging leaves are deep purple red, changing to dark green when mature.
Flowers Its inflorescence are borne in short stalks, with creamy-white spathe and long yellowish spadix. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Storage Organ


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Pink

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Inflorescence Type Spathe & Spadix

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Master ID 32544
Species ID 6956
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Species record last updated on: 30 December 2021.