amorphophallus is a genus from the araceae family and contains approx. 190 species. the most common member seems to be the known as titan arum amorphophallus titanum. the inflorescence of this native to sumatra plant can reach more than 3 meters in height.
another popular member of this genus is the native to china (yunnan) amorphophallus konjac.
the genus anubias belongs to the same subfamily (aroideae) like amorphophallus. such as colocasia esculenta (taro, elephant ear). and it’s also related to the aroid palm (zamioculcas).
amorphophallus albus is native to china.
amorphophallus bulbifer is native to india and myanmar and can easily be grown from seeds.
the native to china (yunnan) amorphophallus konjac is commonly known under several names, like konjac, konnyaku, devil’s tongue or elephant yam. each year it produces only one leave which can reach more than one meter in height.
amorphophallus konjac shows the for aroids typical inflorescence: its flowers are sitting on a enclosed by a spadix spathe. to attract the for pollination necessary insects, they smell a bit like carrion. flowering time starts if the corm has reached about eight to ten centimeters in diameter.