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  Amorphophallus ID?
From: oplanto at comcast.net (oplanto at comcast.net) on 2008.06.22 at 11:06:54(17901)

I purchased a few Amporhophallus 'Buk Ton Lai' tubers from Thailand not too long ago and one is flowering, I'd appreciate some help in identifying the species. The flower is 4 cm tall and smells like something dead, quite strongly for its size. To my eye, the attached photos seem a couple of shades too green.
Thanks,
Larry
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From: hetter at xs4all.nl (Wilbert Hetterscheid) on 2008.06.22 at 22:01:42(17914)
Hi Larry,

Looks like it is Amorphophallus sumawongii but for a good ID of many
Araceae you need to make pix of the lower part of the spadix that is
wrapped up in the spathe. You need to cut away the basal part of the wrap
for that.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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From: oplanto at comcast.net (oplanto at comcast.net) on 2008.06.24 at 17:56:24(17949)
Wilbert,
Thanks for the ID! If I get the time before the flower is gone I'll take another picture.
Larry

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