ID request-24102010-PKA1: Would like to know what are this fruits..

Date/Time: 26-09-2010 / 01:45PM
Location: Jofra (9000 ft altitude) on the way to Hampta pass
Habitat: Wild 

–  This is a fruiting spadix of an Aroid, most likely Amorphophallus sp.

– It must be two different species or genera? I can agree on the img 1189 & 1190 being Amorphophallus but the other seems to have different seeds and a different shape to the spadix. 



efloraofindia: Pl. confirm the id. of the photos attached herewith. (not very good photo)
Place: Top slip, Pollachi
Date: 28.08.2011
Road side of the Sanctuary.

Looks like the fruiting spadix of Amorphophallus sp.



Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_17082011 PJ3: This Commonly grows near the big tree specially in monsoon. While flowering it has got pungent smell..
Date/Time-:15/08/11 – 16:30

Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb

Height/Length- 70cm



Request For ID-021211 NS1 -Flora of GOA: Photographed dis plant In Goa , in wild, in Dec 2008.
Plz identify.

This is Amorphophallus. Please check A. campanulatus

Amorphophallus campanulatus’s pics available doesn’t look similar to pics i took. I m confuse.

if the peduncle is around 15-30 cm and spadix is 8-9 cm, then it may be A. bulbifer. Please check other details. I think tuber is very important and also the bulbil.

please check … upload of A. bulbifer.

Although in mine pic seeds has no shade of red n green I think it could be Amorphophallus bulbifer.
(I read dat d seed stalk of Amorphophallus bulbifer has the seeds colors from green to red . Also … pic has same green n red shades )
Now I am no botanists Sir, so you or some other expert b d judge.

Araceae? id requested:  Id please. only the stalk was seen above the ground… Location: Hulikal

Could be one of the Arisaema species

I photographed d same sp. in Goa. … identified it as Amorphophallus sp.
It got d probable Id –Amorphophallus bulbifer. Id was nt confirmed though.

This could be a species of Amorphophallus.. ID not possible from this images..

Sending Mine pics for comparison.

This is a species of Amorphophallus. Agree with …- the herb in question posted by … is a species of Arisaema. My photographs of both for comparison are available in the archives of this group.

Yes this is Amorphophallus bulbifer. Both … and … are right. During my last visit to Barbara RF where the oldest teak plantation is been protected by the CRPF against tge threat of timber mafias, i photograph this species. Its a wild edible tuber and one of the key diet for the tribal including other 9 tubers that we had documented under Ecosystem goods. Here are mine from Odisha

Additional picture

How could it be possible to identify a specimen of Amorphophallus from its infructuscence. I think most of the species have same kind of berries as seen in the picture..
Especially in Amorphophallus and Arisaema, 100 % identification is not possible from the vegetative phase. During my last trip to Orissa, I could collect the berries of two Amorophophallus plant which I thought to be same and were exactly similar in their morphology.
However, the size and number of seeds were different in both the plants. Am not an expert in Amorphophallus but I think both the plants are different. Regarding the plant in the picture, we can conclude it as A.bulbifer, only if we could see any bulbils on the leaves but I am not sure whether this character is exclusive to this
species. So, I think, we must be very careful to reach such conclusion before seeing the flowers.

Completely Agreed with … I think we should wait for the flowers and leaves from the individuals those who have collected the corresponding stalks.