In the west of the island, there is another strange, enormous plant, the titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum
172), we in Sarasota were treated to two Amorphophallus titanum
blooms in May of this year.
It was the Amorphophallus titanum
, or giant calla lily, whose native home is Sumatra.
(titan arum) is known as the "corpse flower" because of the stench of rotting flesh it emits to attract pollinators when in full bloom.
is known as the "corpse flower" because it reeks of rotting flesh.
The Putrella flower, scientific name: Amorphophallus titanum
, weighs 275 pounds and measures in at 8 ft.
tting The show sees him getting up close and personal with several old chums, including the great Titan arum - the nickname he coined for amorphophallus titanum
, originally filmed in its native Sumatra for his BBC series The Private Life of Plants.
They had T-shirts printed featuring the amorphophallus titanum
plant and the slogan "New Reekie stinking at RBGE 2011".
The Amorphophallus titanum
grows in the Sumatran rainforests and is reputed to have the world's largest and smelliest flower
The fascination that big flowers hold was demonstrated this summer, when 76,000 people converged on Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., to admire the 11th Amorphophallus titanum
, or corpse flower, ever to bloom in the United States.
The Amorphophallus Titanum
weighed in at a whopping 153.95kilograms - around 24 stone - which beat the current 117kilogram record held by Bonn Botanic Gardens in Germany.
THE most-widely reported foul smell is amorphophallus titanum
, better known as the Corpse Flower.
The plant, with the technical name amorphophallus titanum
, is rare outside its native Sumatra and only ten have blossomed in the United States this century.
But that isn't the strangest - that crown goes to the mother of all flowers, amorphophallus titanum
. As well as being the world's smelliest flower, it also has the largest tuber in the world.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) botany greenhouse, everything was coming up Amorphophallus titanums
. The nascent bloom--known as the corpse flower because of its "rotting-fish-with-burnt-sugar" scent--is the first in that state and perhaps only the 12th recorded bloom in the U.S.