Wednesday, July 20, 2011

INDONESIA ~Rafflesia arnoldi-The world's largest flower UNESCO~

...Just look at the size of this magnificent a bit "bizarre" looking flower! As being a keen gardener I find this a great and impressive view But I don't think I would want it in my garden because of its odor of rotting meat...:D Thank you very much Edna!!

And as usual with great stamps:Indonesia issued a set of six stamps and two s/s for intangible culture on 29.03.2010.the stamps show Arjuna and Hanuman.

The flower with the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia arnoldii. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. It can grow to be 1meter (3feet) across and weigh up to 7kilo (15 pounds)! It is a parasitic plant, with no visible leaves, roots, or stem. It attaches itself to a host plant to obtain water and nutrients. When in bloom, the Rafflesia emits a repulsive odor, similar to that of rotting meat. This odor attracts insects that pollinate the plant.

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