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The corpse flower-Amorphophallus titanium to bloom in XTBG
Author: Ai Chongrui
Update time: 2017-05-26
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Amorphophallus titanium, known to many as the titan arum or corpse flower, is making its way to first full bloom in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). The display of its blossom is on May 27 to June 7.

  With careful tending and feeding, XTBG successfully led to glorious bloom of the enormous plant, displaying the striking red interior and uncanny scent to which it owes its name.

  This is the first time that blooming corpse flower to be put on display at XTBG since 1959, which is also the first outdoor display of the amazing plant. This unique plant is unpredictable – it may be in full bloom for only one or two days during June 1-7.



Amorphophallus titanum , known as the titan arum, is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. The titan arum's inflorescence is not as large as that of the talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera, but the inflorescence of the talipot palm is branched rather than unbranched.

Due to its odor, which is like the smell of a rotting corpse or carcass, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower, or corpse plant .

Dai girl vies for height with the titan arum .

Dai girl vies for height with the titan arum .

Horticulturist popularizes knowledge of the titan arum

The corpse flower attracts attention

Local people with the corpse floer

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