FW: Voodoo Plant

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Fri Apr 24 06:01:52 CDT 1998

At 04:44 PM 04-23-98 -0700, Peter Rauch wrote:

>How about Sauromatum venosum (aka S. guttatum, Arum cornutum), Araceae
>Voodoo Lily... Sunset Western Garden Book says "Bloom has extremely
>strong, unpleasant odor for a brief time after opening."

Could also be Amorphophallus rivieri, another aroid, which is grown in a
similar fashion.

Thomas G. Lammers

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of the Campanulaceae, s. lat.

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