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Amorphophallus gallaensis

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The leaf by Alan Galloway,

The flower by Alan Galloway,

Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1901
Family:  ARACEAE
Origin:  S-E Ethiopia, S Kenya, S-W Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8-15 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimetres
Flower:  Reddish-Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hydrosme gallaensis, Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1899.
Amorphophallus gregoryanus, Engl. & Gehrm.
Amorphophallus kaessneri, Engl. & Gehrm.
Amorphophallus laxiflorus, N.E.Br.
Amorphophallus sparsiflorus, Engl. & Gehrm.
Hydrosme gregoryana, Engl.
Hydrosme sparsiflora, Engl.

This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1901. It is found in south-eastern Ethiopia, southern Kenya and south-western Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow from eight to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are chocolate brown.

The genera name from ancient Greek amorphos, 'without form, misshapen' and phallos, 'penis', referring to the shape of the prominent spadix. The species name from Latin gallant; 'splendid' for the flower.

The bulb by Alan Galloway,