BUNGA BANGKAI or Titan Arum (Amorphpophallus titanium), also known as corps flower. It is a giant among plants, with a massive flowering structure that rises some three metres above the ground. This gigantic flower grows in the rainforests of Sumatra.
Return of the Titan | United States Botanic Garden-- July22,2013 -- Corpse flower- This plant is native to tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Indonesia and was discovered in 1878.In their natural habitat Titan Arums can grow up to 12 ft. tall. Titan Arum, also known as the Corpse flower or stinky plant.It might remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours and then will collapse quickly. ~~ mb~~
Rafflesia arnoldii the world’s largest flower. Diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It's rare & not easily located, growing once a year, blooming for 5 days. The flower looks and smells like rotting flesh & is related to violets, poinsettias & passionflowers. It's nickname is “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. Found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines.
Strongylodon macrobotrys [Fabaceae - the Legume family]. The jade vine produces pendant clusters of totally unique aquamarine flowers. Once you've walked under a pergola festooned with these, the watery blooms of a wisteria seem positively wistful by comparison. It's not only the Orchidaceae that produce flowers of unusual colour, it seems. The jade vine hails from the Philippines, that trove of botanical marvels, where its blooms are visited by rainforest bats.
Acacallis cyanea aka Aganisia cyanea originates from lowland rainforests in Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela and is a warm growing, mid-sized epiphyte. It's blue flower color is very rarely found in orchids. Aside Acacallis c., other blue orchid species are Doritis pulcherrima var coerulea, Vanda coerulea and Laelia purpurata var coerulea. It has been used for several crosses with Zygopetalum and other related species - see also my pictures of Otostylis brachystalix x Acacallis cyanea.