Proiphys amboinensis (L.) Herb.
Herbert, W. (1821) An Appendix : 42.
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb but grows to 1 m or more. All plant parts arise from a subterranean bulb.
Inflorescence basal, peduncle about 60-100 cm long. Umbel about 5-25-flowered. Pedicels about 3 cm long. Perianth tube about 3-3.5 cm long, lobes about 3.5 cm long. Staminal filaments free in the upper part but fused into a tube towards the base. Free staminal filaments about 20-25 mm long, anthers about 8-9 mm long. Style about 6.5 cm long, exceeding the stamens.
This species forms large colonies in situations from coastal rain forest to vine thickets. An excellent bulb cultivated for the large ornamental leaves and the white flowers.