Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Bat plants

Family: Dioscoreaceae

Tacca chantrieri "Black" Bat Flower

Tacca integrifolia White Batflower

Tacca is still relatively uncommon in Qld. Enthusiasts are invited to send in their links, especially if the information is relevant to growing Taccas in Queensland. Clubs and hobby pages will be promoted free of charge. Meanwhile check the bottom of the page for links.

Where to buy Bat Plants

As bat plants become more common, it's worth asking at your local garden centre first. Tropcial plant specialists or online nurseries may be other oprions.

More Online Information

The following links are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia
Tacca chantrieri UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
Tacca integrifolia UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
East Asian Flora Web Interesting plants from of Singapore and Malaysia including Taccas
White Batflower (Tacca integrifolia), An Exciting New Flowering Foliage Plant University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, USA
Tacca chantrieri A very nice illustration of an inflorescence at the California Horticultural Society website
Bat Flower Tacca chantrieri. Fowers of India
My First Love - Bat Lily In the Valley (Tacca integrifolia) Garden Voices blog, NParks, Singapore
Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA. Select Tacca leontopetaloides from the "Choose A Plant" menu
Pia (Tacca leontopetaloides) The Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawai`i
Tacca leontopetaloides Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database, Bishop Museum
Seashore bat lily Tacca leontopetaloides
Taccaceae Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria



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