A man in Indonesia came across a rare and unusually large flower while hiking in a forest. According to Now This News, it has been learned that the flower has the distinction of being the largest in the world and blooms for only a few days.
A video of the rare flower, officially called Rafflesia arnoldi, did not go viral on the internet. The clip uploaded to Twitter shows a giant red flower with white spots on the petals.
A man saw this rare flower while walking through a forest in Indonesia. Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest flower in the world and only blooms for a few days. It is known colloquially as a corpse flower for its very pungent smell in mid-bloom. pic.twitter.com/LJmJDgfpqd
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Aside from being the largest, the flower has another unique feature that sets it apart from other flowers. It gives off a strong, unpleasant odor, similar to spoiled meat. For this reason the flower was called the corpse flower.
With such special qualities, the flower amazed many Twitter users.
“They look like extraterrestrials,” he said the user he wrote.
another Said“I’m surprised nobody learned this in school.”
The corpse flower belongs to a genus of parasitic flowering plants called Rafflesia, which has a total of 28 known species. A…