Plate 23: C. americanum giga

Figure 23 Fig. 23: The Gatun Lake, Panama, C. americanum giga variant, often identified as a C. erubescens major. It has a bulbous trunk some 50 cm. long by 10-15 cm. diameter, with numerous rhizomes several centimeters in diameter and up to two meters in length. The plant is strictly tropical, lacks an enlarged bulb, and is not adaptable to gardens outside of the tropics.