This unusual form of Amorphophallus krausei was discovered by Amorphophallus guru Wilbert Hetterscheid while on a rugged botanizing expedition to England's Kew Gardens. We have been unable to determine the origin of this clone, but the species hails from Northern Thailand, Southern China, and Burma (Myanmar). The 3' tall smooth greyish stem is highlighted by irregular black spots. In appearance, it resembles Amorphophallus asterostigmatus, topped with a glaucous leaf. The flasher-appropriate, greenish-white, 8" tall spathe partially obscures its equally long sex organ. Hetterscheid describes the flower fragrance as "reminiscent of a gas leak." We recommend a dose of Beano with every watering.
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