Re: "The Private Life of Plants"

Steven Klitzing (
Fri, 4 Aug 1995 08:02:48 -0700

> Strictly speaking, Amorphophallus titanum is not the world's largest
> flower. This plant produces a spadix, upon which grow many tiny flowers
> (in the true sense of the word). By "flowers" I mean the growths which
> contain the reproductive parts of a plant (stamen and pistils).
> The largest flower in the world is Rafflesia.
> Perry Malouf

No, the largest flower in the world is the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin flower
which turns into 900 lb. pumpkins...much larger than Rafflesia, and
much better for turning into pies.