Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WORLD's LARGEST SINGLE BLOOM FLOWERS

Upto 11 kg (24 lb)
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Flowers of plants in the genus Rafflesia (family Rafflesiaceae) emit an odor similar to that of decaying meat. This odor attracts the flies that pollinate the plant. The latter point earning it the nickname of "corpse flower". The world's largest single bloom is R. arnoldii. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. It can grow to be 3 feet across and weigh up to up to 11 kg (24 lb). R. arnoldii is a parasitic plant on Tetrastigma vine, which grows only in primary rainforests with no visible leaves, roots, or stem. It does not photosynthesize, but rather uses the host plant to obtain water and nutrients.


RAFFLESIA ARNOLDII




WORLD's LARGEST SINGLE BLOOM

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