Monday, April 25, 2011

0 World's Largest Flower "Titan Arum" Blossom in Switzerland

In Switzerland visitors are taking pictures of a Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world's largest flowers (6.6 feet), at a at Basel's Botanical Garden on Saturday 23rd April. The flower, which emits strong odour to attract pollinators, wilts and dies after only two days.

Thousands of plant lovers have moved towards the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time and will die after 2 days.

It was expected that approximately 10,000 people see its amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, in full glory before the bloom wilts late Saturday or Sunday. The plant is only 17 years old and has never bloomed before.

The titan arum is also known as a carrion flower, the "Corpse flower", or "Corpse plant", due to its odor, which is evocative of the smell of a rotten mammal.

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