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The world's largest flower

Discussion in 'News and Articles' started by Boanerges(Inactive), Jul 28, 2008.

  1. The world's largest flower

    Plant Web site features 'weirdest of the weird'

    The world's largest flowers, some Rafflesia intermittently burst forth in three-foot wide, waxy-looking reddish blossoms that mimic the stench of rotting meat, hug the forest floor and tip the scales at 25 pounds.
    "They also grow hairy interiors that resemble fur, a convincing act to attract the flies that pollinate them," says Nickrent. Yet not all Raffelesia blooms are monster-sized. Some produce only smaller, palm-sized blossoms.
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  2. Whoah!:eek:

    I wouldn't want to fall asleep around that sucker!:p
     

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