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The spectacular Titan Arum

With a massive flowering structure that rises some three metres above the ground, the Titan arum is a giant among plants, scientifically named Amorphophallus titanum (Alismatales - Araceae).

These striking plants dwell only in the rainforests of western Sumatra, on steep hillsides that are 120 to 365 m above sea level.

The Titan arum has a massive inflorescence (flowering structure) consisting of a spathe (collar-like structure) wrapped around a spadix (flower-bearing spike). The spathe is the shape of an upturned bell. It is green speckled with cream on the outside, and rich crimson on the inside. It has ribbed sides and a frilled edge, and can be up to three metres in circumference.

The flowers are carried on the lower end of the greyish-yellow spadix. At the base of the spadix, within the protective chamber formed by the spathe, is a band of cream male flowers above a ring of the larger pink female flowers. When the flowers are ready for pollination, the spadix heats up and emits a nauseating smell. This stench is so bad that the Indonesians call the plant ‘the corpse flower’.

These wonders of nature are not easy to observe in the wild; they can take ten years to flower and are only open for one day.

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Photo credit: ©Jeremy Holden  |  [Top]  -  [Bottom]  | Locality: Sumatra

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Watch bobs burgers and cuddle with me in a fort so I know it’s real

and then fuck me in the fort so I know I’m not dreaming

Then buy me pizza cause I’ll probably be hungry after

i want you to see
in yourself
the things i see in you

i want you to
shatter mirrors of self-doubt
in pursuit of
the uncertain

i want you to forget
about the person that you were
yesterday, last month, last year
and fight
for the person that you wish to be
tomorrow

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