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Bat Flower- Tacca chantrieri

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Bat Flower- Tacca chantrieri  (Tacca chantrieri)

San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers



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VERY INTERESTING....

15 Oct, 2008

 

I agree with Newfie.....so very different but I truly like it..so very different

15 Oct, 2008

 

Wierd but interesting.

15 Oct, 2008

 

Unusual indeed!

15 Oct, 2008

 

The friend I was talking about earier, loves this plant, I believe she would consider giving her first born for one of these....lol. Just kidding... he's 26 now. Don't think he'd been at the top of any adoption lists anyway...

16 Oct, 2008

 

That's funny :0

16 Oct, 2008

 

I think that's one of the most complicated flowers I've ever seen! Wonderful!

18 Oct, 2008

 

It's a very different looking flower. I like it!

18 Oct, 2008

 

These are so amazing. Orchid like in complexity. I'd only seen them in tropical greenhouse, is it humid there? This looks like open air!

22 Oct, 2008

 

Greenthumb- This was in an enormous greenhouse that was sectioned off and it was not all that humid as compared to the room with the pond, that was 75% humidity. The bat flower was in the 'potted plants' section, #15 of the conservatory, near the special exhibit room. Did you check out the link to San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers? Here it is, if you're interested:
http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/insidetheconservatory/index.htm

22 Oct, 2008

 

A very beautiful flower indeed. I have one myself. Purple in colour and top petal looks like cat ears in pairs. Bloom after two years. I found the plant in my rubber plantation, replant it on my garden, 2000 mm yearly rainfall, 85 % humidity, 75 % sunlight. The rhizome must not be too deep in the compost. Will post the photo soon.

23 Oct, 2008

 

It's sound pretty damp where you are, Ingrapi and very lush and beautiful as well. Can't wait to see the photo! :)

23 Oct, 2008

 

This has recently appeared in UK plant catalogues, as a conservatory plant. Must get one or two!

13 Nov, 2008

 

David- Looking forward to seeing your photos of it :) Very interesting specimen.

13 Nov, 2008

 

Makes me want to do Batman and Robin as a theme, lol!

13 Nov, 2008

 

David- After you're done w your Batman & Robin theme. We'll see it on GOY...same bat time, same bat channle :)

14 Nov, 2008

 

Excellent!
I've finally got mine to bloom!

7 Aug, 2011

 

Exciting, Meanie!!! I'll have to check it out on your page ;)

10 Aug, 2011



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