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Friday, July 30, 2010

Amorphophallus titanum blooms in Tokyo

ショクダイオオコンニャク

The world's largest flower, the Amorphophallus titanum, which is native to Indonesia's Sumatra island has drawn huge crowds as it bloomed in Tokyo's Koishikawa Botanical Gardens.

At full bloom the plant gives off a terrible smell. The plant has grown from a seed donated in 1993.


The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens open from 9am-4pm and are closed on Mondays.

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3 comments:

tanukichidon said...

The lily at 3:22 is not Yamayuri but Kanokoyuri, Lilium speciosum.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium_speciosum

Soccerphile said...

Hmm, odd, the sign in Japanese that you can see for the flower clearly says ヤマユリ (yamayuri). Perhaps the gardens got it wrong?

tanukichidon said...

I also think it's very strange. The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens is the most authoritative in Japan.
But in this case web information are correct.
(Yamayuri, Lilium auratum)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium_auratum

Hmm... Please everyone, consult illustrated reference books too. (I’ve already consulted some books which I keep.)