Amorphophallus konjac ‘Nightstick’

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The Originator

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC

The Namer

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC


unknown, supposedly it was serendipitously discovered


Given to Tony Avent by Tom McLamb in 1993

Name Derivation

The cultivar name is wordplay reflecting the properties of the petiole, which is reminiscent of a police or army defense baton, normally a thick rod painted black.

Naming and Publication


First appeared by this name in Plant Delight's catalog (Tony Avent, Raleigh, NC)


‘Nightstick’ does not resemble any typical A. konjac. The leaf is coarse and not very dissected. It has more extensive lamina area surrounding major veins. The leaf is short with a thick petiole and it is darker green and thicker than typical A. konjac. The most distinguishing feature of ‘Nightstick’ is the dark spotless petiole that on mature plants resembles the solid deep purple skin of an eggplant fruit. In some years and on older plants it approaches black. On young plants the color intensity is much less. It propagates easily by producing corms on stolons as is typical with A. konjac.

Unique Characteristics

See description


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