[Arisaema-l] What is this Arisaema?

Charles S. Hunter 2csh at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 30 00:50:57 CEST 2011

Tony: So you leave it outside without any protection from freezing or snow
and it survives OK? The tuber did fine for me underground over the winter,
but I don't think the ground freezes, so the tuber is not subjected to
sub-zero temperatures.


Charles Hunter

Smyrna, Georgia USA

Zone 7



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It looks like Arisaema grapospadix to me.  You can see the photo we took of
it in the wild in Taiwan at


It has been hardy here, but no flowers, which it normally does in late


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Sold as Chen Yi A-144, Arisaema aff. grapsospadix, and it looks like the
picture of that plant in the Gusman book. But the only thing you can depend
on from Chen Yi is that the plant is probably Chinese.


Put the bulb in the ground April of 2010 and it just came up June of this
year without infloresence. Nice shiny leaves and is unlike other Arisaemas I


If it is in the Anomala Section, it would be evergreen and according to the
book won't like it in my garden when it freezes this coming winter. Gusman's
book says they should be cultivated in pots. But it is from the more
northern extent of plants from that Section, unlike some from Indonesia and


Anybody else grown the Chen Yi A-144 or can you ID the plant from these
pictures taken today? Is it a death sentence to leave it out in the garden
over the winter? It isn't that cold in the winter here in the southeastern
USA but it always gets below freezing for some period, particularly in


Charles Hunter

Smyrna (greater Atlanta), Georgia USA 

Zone 7



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