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Bat Flower

Nocturnal mammal

Tacca chantrieri is popularly known as the bat flower. It owes its comparison to the nocturnal mammal to its flowers of spectacular form and dark color. It comes from Asia and is an exotic, thermophilic plant. 1)

Large flowers

It has unusual, very large inflorescences, up to 11 - 19 inches in diameter. Every single flower has an over 11 inches long, filamentous, ribbon-like after-flower leaf. Above the inflorescence, there are two large inflorescences that look like the outstretched wings of a bat. The flowers can last for 6 weeks, giving off a delicate, pleasant fragrance. 2)

bat_flower.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 04:55 by aga