Amorphophallus - unknown species
this plant looks something like a
paeoniifolius but the petiole is smooth
and a bit darker. It's a strong grower.
Here's one that remained
dormant until mid August.
It's tiny and hopefully will
grow sufficiently to survive
the winter dormancy.
This was dormant until late August when it sent
up a shoot which has proved to be an inflorescence.
I'll take more photos daily until the bloom is open.
Hopefully I can get an ID from the bloom.
Identified as possibly "operculatus"... 4 days later
the bloom is still not bloom. 5 days later I gave up
and sliced it open for proper ID. On the 6th day,
there is some pollen, then I broke off the bloom
and shot photos of the tuber.
This has been growing all season. The yellow dots
on the lamina certainly look something like a mite
infestation but I haven't treated for mite and I
don't see any mites.
The lamina has begun to deteriorate
so I'm not photographing it. Besides
I burned it pretty badly in sunlight
hoping to grow a large enough tuber
to bloom next year. I had a
napalensis and yunanensis. One died
the other survived, both labels fell
off. This is one of those two.
Identified as napalensis.