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.
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
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 Kew Gardens, Brentford Gate, London TW9 3AB
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Misplaced? Suggest new location