Dunn's Arum
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Dunn's Arum
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Sophia
Common name: Dunn's Arum
Botanical name: Amorphophallus dunnii    Family: Araceae (Arum family)

Dunn's Arum is an arum with a peculiar flower stalk that reaches 2 ft tall, topped with a 8-10 in ice cream cone-like flower. The spathe looks like a green-and-white speckled cone. The creamy white spadix, the appendage carrying the actual flowers, its inside the spathe. The 2 ft tall speckled stalk is topped in summer with typical Arum foliage. This fast-offsetting species is easy to grow. Dunn's Arum is native to China, Thailand and N. Vietnam. It is cultivated in NE India.

Identification credit: Oinam Ratan
Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.
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