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Tacca chantrieri, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca

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Tacca chantrieri

Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Tropical regions of Southeast Asia and West Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Curious, bat-like inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.





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Tacca chantrieri - Bat Head Lily, Black Tacca

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Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Black Tacca....  more
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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.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

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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Tacca palmata, Palm-leaved Tacca

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Tacca palmata

Palm-leaved Tacca
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A small growing tuberous Tacca with maple-leaf-shaped leathery leaves and tall slender spikes of pale purple to green flowers backed by a clover-leaf of green bracts.

A rich, moist, well-drained soil and a lightly shaded but not too dark position give the best results.




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Tinospora sp., Tinospora

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Tinospora sp.

Tinospora
Family: Menispermaceae
Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The genus Tinospora has about 32 species distributed in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Asia to Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Tinospora cordifolia and related species such as Tinospora crispa and Tinospora rumphii Boerl are used in Ayurvedic and Jamu herbal medicine.





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Tolumnia sp., Tolumnia

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Tolumnia sp.

Tolumnia
Family: Orchidaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Previously known as the "equitant Oncidiums," the species were segregated from the mega-genus Oncidium.





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