Titan Arum - The biggest flower in the world!
This is not just a flower, but a monster flower! Arum Titan, or scientifically termed as "Amorphophallus titanum", is the largest tropical flower in the world!
Blossomed in Swiss botanical garden of Basel, Switzerland, on 19th of November, Titan Arum has attracted the attention of the whole world by its uniqueness.Titan Arum is 2.27 meters tall and it is also the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. It is a flower, as well as a plant!
Titan Arum has its origin in the rain forests of Sumatra and blooms only once in every few years. It can grow up to 3 meters and rarely blossoms outside its natural environment. But this is the second time, in Switzerland, it blossomed in last 18 months, thanks to the staff of the Swiss botanical garden for their utmost care! It was April 2011 when Titan Arum had blossomed last time.
Titan Arum is also known for its stinky nature. It releases stinkiest odour that resembles the rotting meat. Yet, this flower has succeeded in attracting more than 25,000 visitors to its place. But if you are intolerant to such smell, just enjoy watching it online!