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Re: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size

Dear Bonaventure Magrys,

to my humble knowledge, it is the largest single flower in contrast to
the largest inflorescense of Amorphophallus titanum.

But let's hear one or more of the professional botanists here.... ;-)

Good growing,

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 03:52:39 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size
> From: bonaventure@optonline.net
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com

> Regarding the size of the flower of Rafflesia - is that a single bloom
> or an inflorescence, such as an Amorphophallus or other aroid, or more
> relevent, a Pointsettia? Euphorbs have a cluster of inconspicuous
> flowers often surrounded by showy bracts. There appear to be
> individual small flowers within the center of the "bloom" in the
> photographs I had examined. Is there possibly any truth to this? What
> is the largest (individual) flower in the plant kingdom?   Bonaventure
> Magrys Cliffwood Beach, NJ USA where winter has returned

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