Typhonium lillifolium

Family: Araceae
Genus: Typhonium
Species: lillifolium
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Long slender, variegated leaves. Blossoms are up to about 25cm x 15cm, of a dark purple/reddish colour with a foul odour like rotten meat that attracts insects.

Flowering start in January and ends in March.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

Uses

Aboriginals treat the tubers with fire to make them edible.

References

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/21139

Created: 03 Aug 2014 - H_Dieter

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Location

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Specifics

N.T. in the Roper Bar area

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