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Sauromatum venosum

This is another species that can frighten you but at least it gives you a warning! You can smell the stench from quite a distance away and when you reach the flower you will find  flies and small insects crawling over the flower. It has a large tuber about 5 inches across which remains dormant throughout winter. This Aroid produces its flowers before the leaf growth. Leaves are produced on a tall stout petiole. The petioles are marbled with dark green. The leaves are very decorative in shape. Leaves die off in autumn.

Habitat: Intermediate mountain ranges and cultivated fields of the eastern Himalayan region.

Ethnobotany: Not known

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