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6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth

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Amorphophallus titanum

Bestowing a title for “largest flower” is not always as simple as measuring blooms.

Indeed, Amorphophallus titanum which has an inflorescence that can grow 10 feet in height, is not small by any definition. Unlike Rafflesia, however, this large structure is not a single flower, but rather hundreds of small buds on a single stalk.

Native to Sumatra, Indonesia, the plant remains rare there but is now cultivated in gardens around the world. Still, blooms remain infrequent both in the wild and in captivity.

Like Rafflesia, Amorphophallus titanum attracts pollinators with the smell of rotting meat, meaning that the two flowers battle for the nickname “corpse flower” in addition to the largest flower superlative.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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8:23AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

Thank you :)

2:36AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Fascinating information I haven’t been experienced such information in quite a long time. shave ice syrup

9:57PM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

Such an informative blog I also love the flowers really!
flowers Rockingham

2:15PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

interesting

1:13AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Thank you :)

10:48AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Wild stuff, love the pics. Interesting about why the stinky plant is why it is. Nature has some interesting tricks. Thanks.

10:09AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Thank you, nature does not stop amazing me.

3:12AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Wow!

5:43PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Nice pictues and post thank you

8:10AM PDT on Aug 4, 2013

Love flowers! And these are really something--especially the stinker! Thanks

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