Giants Flowers of the World
These plant were brought to the notice of the world in the 19th century. Rafflesia Arnoldii was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of
In the case of R.arnoldii the flowers are produced singly, and are either male or female. Amorphophullus, on the other hand, produces a spike-like inflorescence on which many flowers are clustered. The upper section, or appendix, is sterile but bellow this, hidden from view, are separate bands of numerous tiny male and female flowers.
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