Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rafflesia- World's Largest Flower

Did you know that the world's largest flower:
  1. Is considered very rare and can be found in the Philippines?
  2. Has no roots, stems, or leaves?
  3. Has a foul, rotting smell?
  4. Can measure up to 100 cm in diameter and 11 kg in weight?
  5. Is a parasitic plant to a vine?
  6. Lacks chlorophyll, and is therefore incapable of photosynthesis?
  7. Has a lifespan ranging from 3-7 days?

Photo source: http://www.kirchersociety.org/blog/2006/03/

1 comment:

Bea said...

How can this thing even be a flower!!! It's like... a big gaping infected wound!