What is the Biggest Flower in the World?

What is the Biggest Flower in the World

Last Updated on August 6, 2020 by admin

The Rafflesia arnoldii is the biggest flower in the world. In 1993, it was officially recognized as a national “rare flower” in Presidential Decree. 

This rare flower is also called corpse lily or stinking corpse lily and is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. 

Rafflesia is a parasitic and vascular plant without leaves, stems or even roots. It can grow to a diameter of around 3.3 feet and maroon or magenta color buds typically about 30 cm wide. 

Fun Facts About Rafflesia Arnoldii

  • Rafflesia Arnoldii is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia
  • This largest flower is the state flower of Sabah in Malaysia
  • It is also the official state flower of Surat Thani Province in Thailand
  • Rafflesia start to bloom after 9 months
  • It is generally about three feet around
  • Rafflesia lives inside vines of the genus Tetrastigma
  • It is the biggest single flowers in the world

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