Aroid Collection

A collection of species of Araceae, a widespread tropical family also found in north temperate regions.

Titan arum or Amorphophallus

Location: Tropical Nursery, Palm House and Princess of Wales Conservatory

Taxa: 525  Accessions: 1,003  Wild-sourced: 50%

Geographic strengths: Africa and Asia

Taxonomic strengths: National Collection of Amorphophallus; also Philodendron, Anthurium, Rhaphidophora, Scindapsus and Alocasia.

Notable specimens: Titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum, and other fascinating specimens from the genus, including A. bulbifer, A. variabilis, A. paeoniifolius, A. konjac and A. ankarana; Philodendron adamantinum, endemic to the Espinhaço Range in Minas Gerais Brazil; and Anthurium superbum (Vulnerable to extinction)