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Amorphophallus sp. nov. (publ. in prep.)

Earliest I remember getting this tuber was way back July 2006. I didn't have a flower yet, it was just a unique petiole pattern (right) that differentiated it. Of course at that time, nobody can ID it, there wasn't even any interest about the picture cause it was just a petiole.

Then exactly on April 29, 2007 (also my birthday) I had my first inflorescense. A photo shoot took place.

Sent these pictures to W. Hetterscheid. It is an undescribed specie but this is not a new discovery, but a rediscovery.

There was a specimen collected years ago, but before it made it to publication, it was eaten by insect/s. That was the story.

After this incident, I had 2 more to bloom which i failed to pollinate due to a sleepy head.

June 28, 2007
July 12, 2007

Now the first bloom I had is in its final resting place. Name and locality will be suspense.

I have propagated some via offsets. There are only a few of these known to man - 3 flowering tubers and its offsets and all of them are in my garden.

UNKNOWN AMORPHOPHALLUS FROM PALAWAN - SALMONEUS
This is one has been in my collection for 2-3 years before it bloomed. First I thought this was from Quezon because of the misplaced label, but when repotting it, found the actual label in the mix.>>
UNKNOWN AMORPHOPHALLUS
As I was searching for Amorphophallus rostratus, I came accross this specimen. It's not in the exact area where rostratus is recorded, as that area has been converted mostly to farmland and kaingin (slash and burn) is their usual practice, but it's pretty near.>>
UNDESCRIBED AMORPHOPHALLUS
Earliest I remember getting this tuber was way back July 2006, an undescribed specie - Amorphophallus sp NOV (publ. in prep.). This is not a new discovery, but a rediscovery.>>