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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8704790

I'm sure it is a type of Konjac, but all the pictures I see have either a pink or maroon, purple flower. I have had mine several years - but mine had a pretty orange/ rust color bloom. Mine only bloomed once a couple of years ago. Does this orange one have a different name??

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8706976

That's one impressive flower! Congrats. I'll wait for a more knowledgeable botanist comes along for a def. i.d. Just wanted to compliment on such success.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8707298

Thank you - here is another view!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8707367

Boys, looks like you are going to get some seeds formation. Is this a current pic.?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 21, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8707376

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7673335 I only know 2 types. Here are mine you can see from this thread I made last year. I didn't have a bloom this year for I think the main tuber withered gave rise to many other offsprings. I do have quite a few others coming up and flourish this year. But no flower. Konjacs are now in pots to avoid being eaten by voles outdoor.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
4:41 AM

Post #8708028

Those pics were taken about 2 years ago - no blooms since and I got no seeds. I gave my neighbor one of the babies and hers bloomed and left her a seed pod - but it was so strange, the pod was only about 6 inches off the ground, Here is a pic of it - she didn't offer me any seeds, but I didn't ask.

Oh, lily yours is beautiful too .

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8708052

How cool are those seeds! Thank you for sharing the picture with us gardeners on DG. That's awesome! May I suggest that you get the I.D. verified, and add the seeds onto plantfiles for referrence? That would be double awesome!
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8708159

I posted on the ID forum - they suggested I put it here!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8708251

That's great. Hopefully the mystery will be solved, and then we'll have it on file.
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 22, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8708275

Azalea,
The seed pod is impressive, but going by the petiole spotting on the leaf next to it, this plant is not Konjac, but what used to be known as Sauromatum guttatum. Now it is classified as Typhonium. The leaf is palmately divided and the plant will produce more than one leaf in a growing season. It is also often called "Voodoo Lily" but is not like the Konjac at all. I have a few other types of Typhonium, some with color on the leaves, and if I can get my "voodoo lily" to bloom at the right time, i'll be mixin' them up!

LariAnn
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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8708485

Here is one of the leaves - just a small offset that I potted up.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8708680

Ummm, conflicting information. The leaflets of Sauromatum guttatum according to this source is more like the 'blackdragon' smaller variety b/w the two. The pic. above from the small offset Azalea just posted looks more like my Konjac.

Sauromatum guttatum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauromatum_venosum
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 22, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8708921

Azalea, your leaf picture is definitely a Konjac. But the berry pod you pictured earlier in this thread is a dead ringer for the fruiting body of Sauromatum guttatum, as is the green petiole with oval dark spots. Konjac petioles do not look like that.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8709094

Ok - here are a few more.

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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8709096

This is the other type I have, sort of a semi circle of leaves

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 22, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8709138

Azalea,
That "other type" with the semicircle of leaves is Sauromatum guttatum a.k.a. Typhonium. The picture preceding it is Konjac. I rest my case!
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8709591

LOL - Thank you !
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 23, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8710507

Tor reference this is one of my Konjac flowers this past late winter/spring:

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 23, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8710509

Not sure why that showed up sideways.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8710591

I'll share my thread here so we can look and compare. I've both of the Konjac and the S. guttatum. And like LariAnn stated the S. guttatum's petiole is much smaller and low to the ground compared to that of Konjac. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1084960/

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8710609

I wished I had a better picture of the S. guttatum's bloom. But here is a close up of the petiole that we've mentioned time and again. It's smaller thank that's of Konjac's and low to the ground as LariAnn has stated time and again. lol. LariAnn, I thank you for helping us gardeners differentiating the differences b/w species of these plants. Your contribution to DG is greatly appreciated.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8710613

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7758059

Ooops, forgot the pic. Here it's.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 23, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8710796

Tommy - I think your pic is sidewys because it's too big - I always resize mine to no more than 1000 pixels. The flower is gorgeous tho, such a rich dark color.

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