This ornamental flowering plant is among the showiest of the Tacca chantrieri plant family (part of the yam family). Common names are Black Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, Devil Flower, Cat’s Whiskers and Tacca chantrieni.
Originally the Black Bat flower plant grew and still does grow wild in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province, in South China. Even prior to blooming, it resemblessleeping bats hanging downward from their roost.
This is both absolutely beautiful and very relevant, as I’m making three headpieces with different kinds of flowers at this very moment. Random inspiration on my dash is always appreciated :3