Hey guys, just found this page while trying to avoid responsibility. The guy on the site think its carnivorous. I am not so sure about that but if anyone does know what it is, I would appreciate knowing as I would not mind getting a specimen.
While I don't know what species it is, something related to Caladium perhaps(?), I strongly suspect that the pitcher-like structure is a flower and unlikely to be carnivorous. Is this the part of the plant that makes the poster feel that his/her plant is carnivorous?
The plant is an Aroid, of which there are many species and no, it's not carnivorous. The flowers which are concealed within the structure shown in the photos are pollinated by flies which may be imprisoned temporarily (e.g. overnight) before being released.
Oddly enough, carnivorous plant growers often maintain an interest in the Aroids as well. There are photos of quite a few on my site -
"Skunk cabbage" like many common names does not describe a taxonomic entity. Skunk cabbage is frequently applied to two genera that I am aware of (and perhaps others): Symplocarpus as you point out and Lysichiton.
The term "aroid" is typically applied to all the genera within the Araceae family. Amorphophallus is a single old world, tropical genus within the Araceae. Additionally, both genera I list as being commonly called skunk cabbage are with the Araceae and thus aroids as well.
On a side note, I am always surprised by the number of people that presume the spathe on many aroids is a carnivorous pitcher. The spadix within does not seem to allow them to correctly identify it as part of the plant's reproductive structure.
Vegetarian? My houseplants aren't even vegetarians!
I lived in upstate New York (catskills) for a period of time a few years ago, and saw one of these plants in the woods around my house. I was visiting my mom (who still lives there) last fall, and we saw one of these in the woods. We only spotted it because the bright red fruit of the plant stuck out since most of the leaves had fallen by then.
I snapped a photo and had it identified in a plant ID group on flickr. I'd love to catch it in bloom.