|Iles-iles (Amorphophallus muelleri Blume) is one of Monocotylplant had
been introduced and cultivated by Indonesian people since many years ago. This
plant has Araceae family and Amorphophallus genus name . The bulb of A.
muelleri contain glucomannan powder and very valuable for food, drink, pharmacy,
cosmetic, paper, rubber, textile, film, mine, microbiology, and glue industries.
Cultivation of this plant is easly. Iles-iles is the best growth if cultivated on
50 to 60 percents sunlight, 6 to 7,5 of soil acididy sandy, loose , and compost
soil, lowland to upland (1000 meters from surface of the sea water), rainfall
1000 to 1500 milimeters every year, and air temperature 26 to 30 Celcius degreeses.
Local name of iles-iles isporang, iles-iles, ponang (Jawa), kruwu, lorkong, labing,
subeg leres, subeg bali (Madura), acung, cocoan oray, (Sunda), and badur (Nusa
Key words : Iles-iles (Amorphophallus muelleri Blume), glucomannan, cultivation.