A carrion flower blooms at LIPI's Cibodas Botanical Garden

A carrion flower blooms at LIPI's Cibodas Botanical Garden

A carrion flower blooms at Cibodas Botanical Garden in Cianjur, West Java, on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (ANTARA/HO-LIPI)

Before the very last leaf decays, its new shoots emerge in early this year,
Jakarta (ANTARA) - An Amorphophallus titanum, or carrion flower, has bloomed at Cibodas Botanical Garden managed by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).in West Java's Cianjur District.on Saturday, May 2,
 
"This flower has a  total height of 352 centimeters, and a diameter of 166 centimeters," Destri, a researcher of the Plant Conservation Centre at the garden, said in a statement received here on Sunday.

It is the sixth time for the flower to bloom, after its  first blossom in 2003 and last blossom in 2017. Yet, blossom this time was considered interesting as the flower did not experience dormancy, she said.

"Before the very last leaf decays, its new shoots emerge in early this year," Destri expounded.

The carrion flowers at Cibodas Botanical Garden originally grows in Sungai Manau, Batang Seliti, Kerinci Seblat National Park in West Sumatra, and have been planted there since 2000.

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