Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Amorphophallus virosus N. E. Br in bloom
Source:     Release time :2016-06-06


Amorphophallus virosus N. E. Br (also called corpse flower) comes to flowers in the rainy season in Xishuangbanna. Hundreds of corpse flowers become blooming at the Distinctive Plant Collection of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), which is eye-catching to visitors. Science popularization plates make it easy for visitors to have a better understanding on this plant.

The species is native to tropical Asia. It grows wild in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. It is also found in India, southern China, New Guinea, Northern Australia and Polynesia.

The fresh inflorescence emits an odor reminiscent of rotting meat which attracts pollinating carrion flies and beetles.







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