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Posted: July 11, 2020


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I ♥ Nature

The World's Biggest Flower Bud

The World's Biggest Flower Bud 

Saturday Self-Challenge: Photograph Flowers in B&W

This unusual flower bud is called Titan Arum, also known as the Corpse Flower. The "fragrance" of the titan arum resembles rotting meat, attracting carrion-eating beetles and flesh flies (family Sarcophagidae) that pollinate it. The inflorescence's deep red color and texture contribute to the illusion that the spathe is a piece of meat. The plants are located so far apart from one another and bloom so infrequently, they need to attract as much insect attention as possible to ensure pollination. It is the largest flower in the world, measuring between six and eight feet tall and is also one of the rarest sights to see. The huge bud above is located at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.

Below are a couple of other flowers I photographed during the same trip to the gardens. The calla lily in the last photo is from my garden.

Have a great week, my friends!

Smiley Derleth, Peter_Private_Box, Chrissy, Annemarie and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo


23 comments - The latest ones
 Valfal
Valfal club
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4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
What a marvelou series, Val !! I am very impressed by the biggest flower bud !!!! Happy Saturday, my friend !
4 weeks ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
wow !! l'Amorphophallus titanum !! Quelle chance d'assister à sa floraison !!
Magnifique série
4 weeks ago.
 Mick Herbert
Mick Herbert club
Nice one Val. From the thumbnail, I thought it was a heron with it's beak in the air !
Excellent b/w series.
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
 Jean
Jean club
It's an astonishing sight. Lovely images, all of them.
4 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Remarquable série en noir et blanc excellemment rendue ********
Bon Weekend.
4 weeks ago.
 annaig56
annaig56 club
très original création,, et j'adore les arum
4 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shots! Superb shot! Stay well!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
4 weeks ago.
 Nautilus
Nautilus club
il ne rentrera pas dans mon vase....
4 weeks ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
AMAZING
4 weeks ago.
 Xata
Xata club
An impressive Arum, I saw it blooming a few years ago in Belgium, at the Meise Botanical Garden.
4 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wow ! That’s impressive, Val !
4 weeks ago.
 Luc Reiniche
Luc Reiniche club
J'aurais beaucoup aimé faire qques macrophotos sur ce géant végétal !!!
4 weeks ago.
 cammino
cammino club
A giant!
4 weeks ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
This is really so incredible, Val. ♥ ♥ ♥

I can almost imagine a dancing girl popping out of this flower when it opens. ;-)
4 weeks ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Wonderful!
4 weeks ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Wow, that is a creepy plant. Great series, and my favourite is the bougainvillea.
4 weeks ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I'd love to see this in bloom, although maybe not smell it.
4 weeks ago.
 H.-Marie
H.-Marie club
Beautifully portrayed flower portraits in black and white, Valerie
Very impressive, the Titan-Aurum.
4 weeks ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
I've heard of that flower! How cool that you live near it. Will it bloom soon? Thanks for sharing this great photo of it. It is wonderful in b&w.
4 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Yes I've also heard about the Corpse Flower - apparently it has a horrendous odour about it!!!! Great picture of it.
4 weeks ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
Solche haben wir hier in Bonn auch. Sie haben auch schon mal den Rekord gehabt.
4 weeks ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Val

A very nice collection of pictures, and such interesting information too!

The B&W works very well for all of these!
I am very impressed!!

Best Wishes, and stay safe!!
Peter
4 weeks ago.

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