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A
ROIDS OF YUNNAN
Araceae






a collection of rare and interesting species

unidentified aroid species

Alocasia clypeolata

Alocasia sp.

Alocasia odora "blue" a local variety

Alocasia lanciloba, spear-shaped arrow leaf

Alocasia
macrorrhiza, elephant ear

Amorphophallus kachinensis

Amorphophallus konjac

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Amorphophallus yunnanensis

Arisaema sp.

Colocasia gigantea, giant taro

Colocasia lihengiae, a new species (Long Chun-Lin)

Cryptocoryne crispatula var. sinensis

Remusatia yunnanensis

Steudnera griffithi, golden sail

Steudnera colocasiaefolia, red sail

Typhonium jinpingense, artist's aroid

 

 

 

 

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
"Jungle Night"

A stunning flower of considerable size and a very unusual leaf are the features that make Amorphophallus really unique in your garden. You can be sure that all your friends will visit you when it flowers.




simply a source of bewilderment; the flower about 1 week before it opens completely.


even if it does not flower, its leaf is magnificent; keep the tuber dry and cool during winter.


mature flower of a 5 year old plant (tuber about 5 kg in weight).


the tuber on the left is exactly 5 kg, on the right 10 kg in weight; they are both in their winter hibernating stage and should be kept dry and well aerated until they get planted in the garden or pot in spring.


Seeds are maturing from the top of the inflorescence; they are attracting squirrels and birds (bulbuls) in our garden, and it is likely that they are the main seed distributors in the wild. This is the inflorescence of our largest tuber (about 25 kg); picture taken in November.

tubers / corms are available now!



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Your ecologically friendly production of ornamental plants:
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Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your organic products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.

Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your company?

Would your trademark benefit from international research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the rain forest?

If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business, certifying your products as contributing to rain forest and biodiversity protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.

The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives to destructive forms of mono culture.

If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact us.

The TianZi Team.


Amorphophallus: surely the most spectacular aroid in our garden
look at it