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Tacca Chantrieri Andre, The Devil Flowers from Rejang Land, Sumatra

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Located at sumatra highland, make Rejang Land keep various flora and fauna. Wild unique and rare species often found in this land.

The other orchid found at rejang land wild nature is Devil Flower, taxonomy name known as Tacca chantrieri andre.

A comment at orchid board community about this orchid flowers :

TACCA CHANTERII - Very Rare!! This tropical plant, hardy in Zone 10, needs a minimum winter temperature between 55 and 60 degrees F at night with a daytime temperature 5 to 15 degress higher. It is best suited for growing in a greenhouse or a humid sunroom. Plant individually in 6" to 8" pots in coarse, rich, loamy soil that is well-drained. Fertilize weekly from spring to fall with half-strength liquid fertilizer. In cold climates, let the plant to go dormant in winter, water sparingly. Zones 10-11 or indoors
Lets take a look how unique this creature. Very beutifull even in black colour !













Photo located at Talang Rimbo Lama, Curup Town by Curup Kami.

Technical info on Tacca :
It is very important to know where to get good, quality Tacca plants. The roots on the plants should be bright white and firm, not black, brown or soft.



  • Tacca Chantrieri Andre`
  • Common Name: Devil Flower, Bat Flower
  • Family: Taccaceae Dumort.
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia,Malaysia
  • Habitat: Photo above at rejang land, sumatra highland
  • Description: 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.
  • Accession #: 199300422
  • Source: Smith College - Plant
  • Accession Date: 10/18/93
  • Bench: 1102 - Aroids, Marantaceae
  • Qty: 2 confirmed on 11/08/99
  • Accession History
  • Classification:
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • SubClass: Liliidae
  • Order: Dioscoreales
  • SubOrder:
  • Family: Taccaceae
  • SubFamily:
  • Tribe:
  • SubTribe:
  • Based upon: Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M. J. (1992 onwards). ‘The Families of Flowering Plants: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and
  • Information Retrieval.’ Version: 19th August 1999. http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/.
  • Internet Resources for this taxon
  • Credits: Information on this page has been compiled from:
  • Exotica 4, by AB Graf, 1982
  • Information found at http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/199300422.html
Reference :
http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2009/05/tacca-chantrieri-devil-flowers-from.html
http://www.birdfarm. net/MistysPassiflora/tacca.htm
http://www.rareflora. com/taccachablack.htm
http://www.tropicaflore.com/boutique/enter.html?lang=fr&target=d234.html
http://www.orchidboard.com/community/orchid-lounge/5715-tacca-chanterii-bat-flower.html



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