World’s rarest and largest flower blooms in Oz

January 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan 25 (ANI): One of the world’s rarest and largest flowers has bloomed in Cairns, in far north Queensland.

The rare spectacle of a titan arum in full bloom at the Cairns Botanic Gardens has left flower lovers spell-bound, reports Cairns.comNursery staff was put on alert when one of their huge titan arum plants showed signs of an imminent bloom more than a week ago.

The first plant failed to open, but their patience was rewarded when a second titan arum in the fernery unfurled to reveal a large, deep red bloom on Monday morning.

Curator David Warmington said staff had been flooded with inquiries about the rare Sumatran flower. (ANI)

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