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Amorphophallus is this normal?

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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.
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Here another pic of another pot of them to get a good idea of the size.
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DragonsEye

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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! :lol:


 
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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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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 .

jeff
 
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A. dunnii does, or so I'm told. This will only be its second year growing for me and it didn't gain much size so I don't expect flowers for a while.
 
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