Swamp taro

Cyrtosperma spp.

  • Swamp taro
  • Swamp taro
  • Swamp taro
  • Swamp taro
  • Flower name
    Swamp taro
  • Scientific name
    Cyrtosperma spp.
  • Aliasswamp taro, Cyrtosperma, giant swamp taro, ジャイアントスワンプタロ, キルトスペルマ, スワンプタロ
  • Place of originNew Guinea
  • Place of floweringWetlands, Greenhouse
  • Flowering season

What is Swamp taro

Swamp taro,scientific name: Cyrtosperma spp., is a cultivar of the native to New Guinea, and is a giant evergreen perennial plant of the Araceae department ,of the Cyrtosperma genus. Grass may be 6 m tall, and leaf length be 3 m. Cultivated in the wetlands, including swamps, an enlarged rhizomes is edible with taro. Stems are brownish-red of claws, spines grows upward. Has a large arrowhead-shaped leaves. Monoclinous is flowers, followed closely at the rod meat hanging inflorescences in dark brown. Surrounded by purple brown spathe meat hanging inflorescences.

Generic name: Swamp taro, scientific name:Cyrtosperma spp., a.k.a. swamp taro, giant swamp taro , flower pieces: 4-6 images, stamens number: 4-6, meat hanging inflorescence: inflorescence with spathe is purple-brown


  • Eye
    Alismatales
  • Family
    Araceae
  • Genus
    Cyrtosperma
  • Species
    C. spp.
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Fleshy inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    Arrowhead shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen perennial
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 600.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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