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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Arales (13)

        Family: Araceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Anchomanes (1)

            Epithet: difformis (Blume) Engl. (1)

Synonyms: Amorphophallus difformis Blume, Anchomanes hookeri (Kunth) Schott, Anchomanes obtusus A.Chev., Anchomanes welwitschii Rendle, Caladium petiolatum Hook., Pythonium hookeri Kunth, Sauromatum ferox Linden ex Engl.

difformis => of unusual formation

ferox => strongly fortified with thorns or spines

obtusus => blunt, rounded, obtuse

petiolatum => having petioles, not sessile, distinctly petiolate

welwitschii => honors Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1806-1872), an Austrian explorer and botanist working in of Portuguese Africa


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow, beige

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