Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare ( Flower )

This week’s theme for photo challenge is Rare.

This flower is really rare and we have to travel to the country side to view it.

Actually, we have to pay a fee for viewing it.

We took a trip to the hill slopes in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia.CIMG0705

The flower, sometimes known as the Corpse Flower, is stinky.

It is the biggest flower on earth. The one we saw weighs over 10lbs, but there are others which weigh a lot more.

I am not sure you would like to get close to it in view of the smell!

16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare ( Flower )

  1. Ooh I’ve read about these! I heard that they get pollinated by elephants ๐Ÿ˜ณ Don’t know if that was a joke or true, given the size… ๐Ÿค”

  2. Michael, I would be interested in the Latin name of this flower. I’ve only known corpse flower to be Amorphophallus titanum, which doesn’t seem to resemble that, pictured. Both flowers remind me a lot of our Aristolochia macrophylla vine – crazy big flowers, similar in appearance, but no stink – in fact, a subtle but pleasant odor. Nature is amazing!

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