In Switzerland blossomed largest flower in the world

November 29, 2012 6:01

In the botanical garden in Basel, Switzerland, bloomed again the world's largest flower, which biologists affectionately called Amorphophallus titanic. Earlier unique plant bloom in Basel in April 2011 — the first time in 75 years.

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Flower height — 2,27 m. Gathered to gawk at him people had to pinch their noses because the plant exudes a smell of rotten meat, according to

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It clarifies the "Wikipedia", originally Amorphophallus titanic grew only in the forests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, but people come there almost killed him. Now this rare flower is bred mainly in greenhouses at the botanical gardens of the world.

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