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Titan Arum: June 2005 Blooming
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Photo of the Titan arum

Visitors gather to view the 98-inch-tall Titan Arum nicknamed "Big Bucky," which bloomed June 9, 2005.
Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart

Illustration of Titan Arum in bud, bloom and fruit

Illustration: Kandis Elliot

This illustration shows Titan Arum in bud, left, and full bloom, center. At the base of the spadix (the fleshy central column) are over a thousand tiny flowers. If pollinated, these flowers will produce a huge ball of bright red berries, right.



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