Amorphophallus elliotii

We are searching for a plant native to Sierra Leone that has been lost to science for over 100 years.

The last record (above) was is from 1892.

The habitat is grass land under trees.

Please read on to for more information and pictures.

Some pictures that may help as a guide are posted below.

Amorphophallus similar - flowerAmorphophallus similar - leaves

Amorphophallus similar - young leaf and fruitsAmorphophallus similar - leavesAmorphophallus similar - flowersAmorphophallus similar - flower and bulb off the soil

1. Amorphophallus elliotii – herbarium scan which is
not very good for recognizing the species, but maybe
2.A few photos of flower and fruit and leaves of
similar species but not the same as Amorphophallus
elliotii native to Sierra Leone. The photos should be
taken only as guidelines how more or less the plant
may look. Leafes should be almoast the sma in
A.elliottii according to plant description in book.
Also the bulb should be very similar to the one on
Important difference is that Amorphophallus elliotii
grows in the forest between grasses, while the other
species on the photos seem to grow in savanna.

The last record show that the Sample is from Wallia here are two possible places

Walia Wallia possibilities

If you think you have seen this plant or have any usefull information on Wallia please contact Jaysbar.