THE GIANT AMORPHOPHALLUS AND ITS LATEST RECORD

CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi

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It was on March 6. 2016, Trisno Utomo is The Promotion and Documentation Officer at Cibodas Botanical Garden, West Java, Indonesia informed me that the Titan is blooming at midnight. This is the moment I had been waiting for long time since I saw the plant bared its bud several months ago. Then I reacted, rush at early morning to witness the world gigantic flower which was just a half of an hour drive from my house.

amorphophallusThe flower has achieved the latest world highest record, measured 3.73 meters high!

amorpho trisnoutomoA day prior to bloom

amorpho dinsDuring top blooming

Amorphophallus titanum 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 animal, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower, or corpse plant…

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