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Photographed in the National Orchid Garden, within the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
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Tacca chantrieri of the family: Taccaceae is known by several names including Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower and Black Tacca. It originates in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and West AfricaThis curious plant has wide spreading batwing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or “whiskers”. The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries. These unusual plants are evergreen, perennial and herbaceous and grow wild in many tropical climates.
Wonderful capture…very interesting info Trish
Thank you so much for accepting my image and for your comments on this unusual flower !
– Trish Meyer
It almost looks like a monster! Amazing looking flower Trish, thanks for sharing.
Michael, thanks very much !I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom :)
great shot trish of an awesome looking flower with a bunch of scary names…the info makes it
Thanks very much for your comments !I really liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom and didn’t want to crop them out. I have added “please view larger for greater detail” to the information :)
How unusual and beautiful Trish… Fabulous crisp clear image.. Love this!!! :)))x
Debbie, thanks so much for your fabulous comments and fave !I was pleased to find it’s identity relatively easily.
That’s a strang looking plant,Trish,nice shot!!
Thanks very much Lance !I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this exotic bloom :)
Lovely capture of a flower I have never seen, Trish.
Thank you very much !I hadn’t seen one before, but have since seen another image posted on RB !
Wow, so interesting, beautiful image Trish. Fav.
Rosalie, I’m glad you find this as interesting as I do !Thanks so much for your lovely comments and fave !
I love the big leaves Trish. It’s a terrific shot.
Thanks very much Al, glad you like it !I particularly liked the long “tendrils” of this unusual bloom :)
Wow !!!! What an amazing plant and capture! Well done Trish, great find!
Maggie, thank you very much !I had not seen one before and I really liked the long “tendrils” of this unique bloom :)