Elephant foot, Suran

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Elephant foot, Suran
Scientific Name : Amorphophallus campanulatus
Family : Araceae
Common Name : Elephant foot, Suran
The large underground corm is used as a vegetable. After the rains the plant remains dormant till next summer. New growth starts only after the dormant period is over. What appears like a stem, in reality is a leaf stalk. It gets only single compound leaf in its growing period. The flower is very large & is slightly foetid smelling. Bulbous plant.
Propagation : Division
Longevity : Perennial


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