This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Amorphoph-allus is now well known as a large and very interesting aroid. Since its introduction a much larger one, Godwinia gigas was found in Central America, and was as large as it was thought possible to be. Now the announcement is made of another called Conophallus Titanum found in West Africa, that has a tuber five feet in circumference, the divided leaf forty-five feet in circumference, and the spadix, that is the part answering to the club-like center of the flower of the Indian Turnip or the common Richardia or "Calla" Lily, is six feet long. Certainly in size this Arum ought to anticipate no superior.