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Bat Flower

Flower
Family Dioscoreaceae
Name Tacca chantrieri
Common Name Bat Flower
Featured Plant September 2011

  See also:  Ornamentals

Bat Flower (Tacca chanteiri) is found growing in tropical rain forests from Assam to South China and Peninsula Malaysia. Most unusually, it has black flowers. The numerous whiskers can grow to 40cm long. The black bracts cause the flower to look like a bat in flight.


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