Amorphophallus konjac produces a single large, smelly flower from each bulb. Photos courtesy of David Waugh, Morningwood Farm, Mt. Horeb. Common Name: Devil’s Tongue. Amorphophallus konjac. Cultivated for food, the plant sends up its large flowering stems before the leaves are produced. The proper name for the konjac plant is Amorphophallus, but it is also sometimes called konjaku, elephant yam, devil’s tongue, snake palm.

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Cultivated amorphophzllus food, the plant sends up its large flowering stems before the leaves are produced. It might not look like it, but this is all one leaf, and it has not yet fully unfolded Photograph by: Ripening fruits Photograph by: Flower spathe cut open to reveal male flowers towards the top and female flowers near the base. Plants of the Arum Family.


What Is Amorphophallus Konjac?

Publisher Timber Press; Portland, Oregon. Year ISBN Description An excellent treatment of the family Araceae, giving lots of information about the plants, how to grow them, their uses etc. I found it a bit disordered amorpho;hallus if you want all the information on a specific species you have to trawl through the whole book. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.

American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses.

An on-line version is also available.

Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student.

Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Readable yet also very detailed. Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants. Year ISBN Description An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and oknjac cultivation details.


There are no illustrations. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in by a new dictionary see [ ].

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Publisher Reference Publications, Amorphophaplus. Often includes an analysis, or at least a list of constituents. Heavy going if you are not into the subject. Editor Publisher Thompson and Morgan.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Last update on Now containing plants.