According to botanists, Amorphophallus discophorus is rarer than Amorphophallus titanium and also rarely flowers.
In Indonesia, Amorphophallus discophorus can only be found on a mountain in Central Java, which has a long dry climate.
Although Amorphophallus titanium is an endemic plant in the tropical forests of West Sumatra, it turns out that this type of corpse flower can also be planted in various botanical gardens around the world. In general, this giant corpse flower takes 4-10 years to flower.
Amorphophallus discophorus Backer & Alderw. is one of the Javan endemic aroid species. This species is locally endemic to the slopes of Mt Wilis in Kediri Regency (East Java at elevations between 600–1300 m. Poorly known species like A. discophorus could easily become extinct if not distinguished from other species, such as A. muelleri, that are used for commercial purposes. The conversion of natural forests for agriculture over the last decade has resulted in a loss of suitable habitat for this species. Several field trips undertaken to locate natural populations of this species have proved unsuccessful. Based on these field exercises, A. discophorus is regarded as presumed extinct in the wild.