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    Amorphophallus is this normal?

    Hi I opened the door to the greenhouse this morning and first thing I noticed was a horrible smell I was looking around for a dead rat or something and then I noticed this
    Is this how this flower starts out or was this alittle premature? It seems really small and has already opened up.Iam shocked how bad it smells,I couldn't imagine a full size flower in bloom.[IMG] photo DSC_0070.jpg[/IMG]

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    Here another pic of another pot of them to get a good idea of the size.
    [IMG] photo DSC_0072.jpg[/IMG]

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    Do you know which species you have? Could be a perfectly normal flower.

    As far as it's fragrance goes ....they're not called "corpse flowers" for nothing!


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    No Iam not sure.I know it is one of the more common types though,maybe konjac.I thought the stem and flower would be much bigger/taller.I have a few more double the size and no flower.
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    Looks like bulbifer.

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    Thanks DonH,After a little research of bulbifer.It must be.Thanks for your help.

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    Yep, fully mature flower, but definitely not konjac
    There are several species out in circulation with flowers that are somewhat similar in appearance, but slight variations set them all apart. I have a couple, and one of them is supposed to smell like carrots rather than corpse.
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    Bonjour

    a beautiful bulbifer , (it seem to me when I see the leaf , the stem and the inflorescence ) see here the specie Amorphophallus bulbifer

    have you on the other some bulbill on the leaf ?

    on these plants, the female flowers(which are on the spadix bottom) smell to attract insects that can the fecond .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    I have a couple, and one of them is supposed to smell like carrots rather than corpse.
    Now that would be interesting! Which one?
    "Blessed are the cracked….
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