Dunedin Botanic Gardens, 5-7, 10 & 13 February 2018
Amorphophallus titanum, also known as the titan arum, is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world.
Due to its odor, which is like the smell of a rotting corpse or carcass, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower, or corpse plant (Indonesian: bunga bangkai – bunga means flower, while bangkai can be translated as corpse, cadaver, or carrion). For the same reason, the title corpse flower is also attributed to the genus Rafflesia which, like the titan arum, grows in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, and Malaysian Borneo in Sabah and Sarawak. Read more ...
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