August 24, This Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum, is currently unnamed and a sibling to Suma, the Corpse Flower that bloomed. Titan arum, (Amorphophallus titanum), also called corpse flower, herbaceous flowering plant of the arum family (Araceae), known for its massive foul-smelling. Learn more about the Titan arum – with amazing Titan arum videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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Hazards Emits a nauseating smell on flowering. What made ‘Wee Stinky’ stink. Such is the unpredictable nature of the plant that we cannot tell whether it will be months, years or even decades before we next see a titan arum flower.

Despite huge interest in titan arum, there has been no proper scientific study of its pollination to date. This arum is related to the cuckoo pint lords and ladies found in British hedgerows. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Published on the Internet at http: Additional information Purchase Options A.

It has ribbed sides and a frilled edge, and can be up to three metres in circumference.


Inflorescencein a flowering plant, a cluster of flowers on a amorphophalkus or a system of branches. Amorphophallus titanum flowering at Kew Gardens. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

This species is featured in: They grow to 6 metres!! Amorphophalus has information related to Amorphophallus titanum. He sent back seeds to his patron in Italy and one of the young plants that germinated from them was subsequently dispatched to Kew, where it flowered inexciting great public interest.

The unusual short-lived flower structure is the largest unbranched inflorescence of any plant and amorphophalkus of rotting flesh. For the same reason, the title corpse flower is also attributed to the genus Rafflesia.

The plant grows at an extraordinary rate in the titahum weeks before it flowers. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Fosters, September 24, The corm can weigh around 70—90 kg — pounds and is the largest in the plant kingdom.

Buff-breasted sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis. We use cookies to ensure that amorpnophallus give you the best experience on our website. A large bud appears on the forest floor and with remarkable speed the flower grows and opens to its full size 4.


Titan arum

As the fruits ripen, the spathe tutanum rots away leaving the bright red berries on display to be eaten, and therefore dispersed, by rainforest birds such as hornbills 2. Section of flowers collected.

Many of the or so species of Amorphophallus produce amorphophalus variety of obnoxious odours ranging from rotting meat, dung and rancid cheese to a nauseating gaseous stench. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew http: This usually prevents the flower from self-pollinating. Video Eau de Titan. The powerful foul smell and evening to night flowering suggests the pollinators may be beetles, or possibly flies which lay eggs in cadavers.

Amorphophallus herbarium New Reekie titan arum.

Amorphophallus titanum Seedlings – Titan Arum – Rare Plants

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. At the base of the spadix, within the protective chamber formed by the spathe, is a band of cream male flowers above a ring of the larger pink female flowers. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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