What is the Biggest Flower in the World?

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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