Friday, April 19, 2013

The Wonders of The Corpse Flower

The Corpse Flower blooms only during three days every 40 years!

Common Name:
Titan Arum, Corpse Flower, Bunga Bangkai
Family: Araceae Juss.
Country of Origin: Sumatra
Habitat: equatorial rainforests on limestone hills
Description: Amorphophallus titanum, the titan arum, is a tuberous plant endemic to western Sumatra, where it grows in openings in rainforest on limestone hills. Locals know it by the more evocative name 'corpse flower' (bunga bangkai), because of the hideous stench the fly-pollinated inflorescences produce.

Largest flower in the world; born in Estado Veracruz, México.

Río Blanco, Veracruz Something unusual happened in this town in the high mountans in the center zone of the State of Veracruz  with  the apparition of the plant listed as the largest flower of the planet.
The largest flower in the world was born in Río Blanco, Veracruz, México. Two meters high and weighing 75 kilos, it has the peculiarity of blooming only during three days every 40 years.

Amorphophallus titanum, also called cadaverous flower has the pecularity of blooming only during three days every 40 years, a privilege that Mother Nature bestowed on the town of Veracruz.

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