We are proud to offer 5 batches of 2 bulblets of the little known Arisaema neglectum. As far as we are aware, we are the first commercial supplier of this species worldwide!
Bulblets are just under 1cm in size. These have proved easy to grow for us here, and we originally built up our stock from just a single bulblet some years ago. Do not be alarmed at the small size of the bulblets. Advice on how to grow them can be found on our cultivation page.
Arisaema neglectum is a little known tropical species from Southern India. The name has been incorrectly stated as a synonym of Arisaema tortuosum in the book ‘The Genus Arisaema’ by G. and L. Gusman, and consequently, it is has been largely overlooked. It is in fact a clearly distinct and very different species.
It is a deciduous and tropical species from Southern India. The pseudostem is very short – an obvious and key difference to Arisaema tortuosum, which has a tall pseudostem. A single leaf is produced and the inflorescence is held level with, or just below this leaf. Again, a very obvious and key difference to Arisaema tortuosum. The leaf is a vibrant glossy green.
Spathe colouration is pale green, sometimes with very faint white vertical stripes or a brownish flush. In some individuals a maroon tinge can extend over the hood. The spadix can also vary between green and maroon and extends out and upwards in an ‘S’ shape in a very similar manner to Arisaema tortuosum. Clearly, any confusion between these two species arises from the appearance of the inflorescence without taking into account other features.