'Amorphophallus Titanum' also known as 'Titan arum' is the tallest flower in the world. This flowering plant can reach over 10 ft (3 meters) in height and smells like a decomposing mammal, rendering it the other name 'Corpse plant'.
About Amorphophallus Titanum
Since, it smells like rotten meat, it attracts carrion-eating beetles and flesh flies that pollinate it as it contains 2 small flowers in the middle of the flower. the top part is like a french bread and grows to an height of 8 ft..
The two small flowers are of opposite gender. Male and Female flowers grow together but blooms after 2 days of each other. Usually female flowers opens first and followed by male flower to avoid self - pollination.
What happens when it dies?
- When the flower dies, a single leaf about the size of a small tree grows from underneath and reaches to a height of 20 ft tall and 16 ft wide across.
- Every year a leaf dies and a new one grows in its place.
- After collecting all the energy it needed for hibernation, the flower goes dormant for about 4 months. During this stage the flower can weigh as much as 50 kilograms to about 90 kilograms .
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