The world's largest flower bloomed in Switzerland
The Swiss botanical garden in Basel blossomed world's largest flower - the Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), height of 2, 27 meters. Flower petals - dark red, and the cob - yellow. Despite the fact that from the plants comes the smell of rotten meat, look at flowering gathered many posetiteleyyu.
In the "flavor" Titan Arum nicknamed "corpse flower". Taky pungent smell and bright color should attract pollinators: padalnyh flies and beetles. Under natural conditions, the flower only grows in the jungles of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Also, it is diluted in the botanical gardens.
Titan Arum blooms once every 20-40 years and blooms only two days. Worldwide, only 163 cases of flowering of this plant was recorded. Swiss "titanium" blossomed for the first time.