Thursday, December 16, 2010

The largest flower in the world

A late post of the flower of  Titan Arum, Amorphophallus titanum in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Apparently, it had already wilted by now~


It holds the title of the largest flower in the world, together with the flowers from Rafflesia (Rafflesia arnoldii) and Talipot palm (Corypha umbraculifera), the latter also bloomed here in SBG a few years back.


Andrea said...

Hi Siyang, it is really big! Does it not give a foul odor when it opens?

Wynnie said...

Is that for real? I wonder how long it took to germinate.


Sy said...

@ Andrea~ No smell at all actually O_o. Perhaps it has not fully bloomed yet.

@ Wynnie~ Yup its real! I'm not sure how long too~ ;p

Naturanaute said...

Oooh, I did not know there was one at SGB! I saw one flowering last year in Belgium, it's quite stunning.
As for the smell, it only lasts a few hours, immediatly after the flower opens, and then the smell fades.

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