Titan lily

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M uba. on April 20, 2007

Amorphophallus titanum - arguably the worlds largest flower. This one at Kew in May 2006 hasn't fully opened. When full grown it can reach 2.5 metres in height and 1.5 metres across the petals. The scent is rather unpleasant.

Peter C Byron on November 25, 2007

Muba I have seen this in the wild on Sulawesi.Indonesia Although the one we found was still many days away from being in full bloom at 800mm it was still something to find after climbing a jungle clad mountain

©Toodleberry on May 9, 2008

This was my experience as well Muba, in a terrarium waiting perversely for the stench, but only smells nothing. Nothin' like a flower that smells like a corpse I suppose.

cheers from Brooklyn

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Photo taken in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, United Kingdom
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2006
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by M uba.
    • Camera: DSC
    • Taken on 2006/05/27 10:04:21
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/59)
    • Focal Length: 5.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO70
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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