Dwarf Voodoo Lily
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Dwarf Voodoo Lily
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Dwarf Voodoo Lily
Botanical name: Typhonium roxburghii    Family: Araceae (Arum family)

Dwarf Voodoo Lily is a small-growing aroid with diminutive triangular-shaped glossy green leaves with extraordinary velvety inflorescences borne throughout the summer. It has elongated spathes, rich purple in colour but more reddish as the sun reaches them, usually twisted at the end with a long thin spadix appendix that extends beyond the spathe giving the appearance of a miniature Amorphophallus or Dracunculus. Like those species, it gives off a charmingly malodorous scent that is best likened to a bad case of halitosis.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed near Vengurla, Konkan, Karnataka.
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