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Tacca leontopetaloides, Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot

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Tacca leontopetaloides

Green Bat Flower, Polynesian Arrowroot
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorEthnomedical plant.
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The plant is usually dormant for part of the year and dies down to the ground. Flowers are borne on tall stalks in greenish-purple clusters, with long trailing bracts.

Similar species - T. plantaginea has whole leaves vs divided leaves of T. leontopetaloides


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