Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GIANT FLOWERS AND PLANTS

Have come across giant fake / artificial paper  flowers everywhere.Now is the time to explore the real giant plants and flowers.Following is the list of Giant Plants and Flowers
List of Giant Plants and Flowers:

Giant Plants and Flowers
Rafflesia
Rafflesia ,one of the Giant Plants / Flowers, is  a genus of parasitic flowering plants. It contains approximately 28 species (including four incompletely characterized species as recognized by Willem Meijer in 1997), all found in southeastern Asia.The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots.The only part of the plant that can be seen outside the host vine is the five-petaled flower.The flowers look and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower".The vile smell attracts insects such as flies, which transport pollen from male to female flowers.



Giant golden jungle banana flower:The banana grows in the mountain forests in china and the ethnic communities in the mountains are eating the flowers as the fruits are full of seeds. The giant golden jungle banana flower is not only enjoyed for its magnificent shape, but is also eaten by people who live in the mountains of China. The flower is a golden yellow color. Its petals are sometimes pulled back to reveal the inner petals, forming what some people call a flower pagoda.


Amorphophallus titanumThe titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum (from Ancient Greek amorphos, "without form, misshapen" + phallos, "phallus", and titan, "giant" [Giant Misshapen Penis]) is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world.The titan arum's inflorescence can reach over 3 metres (10 ft) in height. Like the related cuckoo pint and calla lily, it consists of a fragrant spadix of flowers wrapped by a spathe, which looks like a large petal. In the case of the titan arum, the spathe is green on the outside and dark burgundy red on the inside, and deeply furrowed. The "fragrance" of the titan arum resembles rotting meat, attracting carrion-eating beetles and Flesh Flies (family Sarcophagidae) that pollinate it.

1 comments:

But plant spa is when I take the trouble to bring more plants in for the benefit of humidity. flowering trees

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