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Family: Araceae
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Amorphophallus (from Ancient Greek amorphos, "without form, misshapen" + phallos, "penis", referring to the shape of the prominent spadix) is a large genus of some 200 tropical and subtropical tuberous herbaceous plants from the Arum family (Araceae). A few species are edible as "famine foods" after careful preparation to remove irritating chemicals.

(Wikipedia)
24 March 2014
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
 


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