Guessing Game - By Kt

kentuck_8bMay 5, 2007

Ignore the plants in the background, it's the one in the center that needs a name. Shouldn't be very hard.

Good Luck

Kt

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eric_wa

A type of palm??

Eric

    Bookmark   May 5, 2007 at 11:46PM
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juanital

Tree Fern??

juanita

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 11:27AM
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kentuck_8b

No, not a palm.

The plant in the photo is only about 10 inches tall at present. They can grow to over four feet tall.

Kt

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 11:29AM
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luvtosharedivs

Some kind of bamboo?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 11:50AM
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kentuck_8b

Not a tree fern and not a bamboo.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 12:00PM
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juanital

Something along the lines of an elephant ear? Looks like it would have big leaves...

juanita

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 1:07PM
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bigack

tobacco??

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 3:50PM
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kentuck_8b

Not an elephant ear nor tobacco.

This plant has just one giant divided leaf on top.

Kt

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 4:19PM
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luvtosharedivs

Banana?
Papaya?
Mango?
(I haven't a clue, just shooting in the dark)

Julie

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 4:35PM
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kentuck_8b

No, no, and no.

It blooms a flower as tall as the plant itself, but only blooms rarely and when old enough. The flower is purple on this variety.

Kt

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 4:57PM
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juanital

One divided leaf on top, blooms rarely, when old enuf, purple flower on this particular variety....hmmm...just trying to narrow down facts...thanks!

juanita

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 9:29PM
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eric_wa

How about something off the wall.
(Amorphophallus titanum). Corpse flower

Eric

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 10:45PM
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kentuck_8b

Eric, yes it is an Amorphophallus aka VOODOO LILY, but not var. titanum(the largest flower in the world, and stinkiest).

This one is "A. konjac" a bit smaller and grows a bit different. I was going to post another photo to help with ID.

A. konjac flower found on internet:

Leaf from PDN:

Good job Eric!!

Kt

    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 11:02PM
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juanital

Wow...right off the wall....He's good-He's good!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 6:02PM
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luvtosharedivs

Kt....

Wish I could see your photos of the konjac flower and leaf, but I have that dread "Red X" disease.

Julie

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 8:51AM
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