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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 konjac (A. rivieri)
Devil's tongue

Amorphophallus konjac (rivieri) is a food species of Yunnan and Sichuan. It is grown in fields by upland farmers. Its tubers have received attention as a diabetes food. They contain "Konjac glucomannan" which is an excellent dietary fiber. This polysaccharide can reduce total cholesterol and blood glucose, leading to weight loss.




Aside from its value as a natural diet the plant has peculiar and stunning red flowers, which make interesting garden and indoor plants. The leaves are similar to Amorphophallus paeoniifolius but smaller.

We offer konjac flour on wholesale. Please ask for actual prices and availability by e-mail.
Your purchase support the livelihood of ethnic communities in remote mountain areas of Yunnan.
Thank you.

This species is now available on wholesale and individual sale in:

EUROPE
from
TropicalPlants.de
Hagenbach (Karlsruhe)
Germany
write to:
info@tropicalplants.de

USA
from
Worldwide Orchids
P.O.Box 2188, Apopka, FL 32704
(407) 884-8600
write to:
tropicals@worldwideorchids.com


Check if we have seeds available

If you need import quantities,
please write to:
Konjac import



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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