The largest inflorescence in the world (not counting Agave which blooms only once). Native to Sumatra.
in Rejang Land, south west Sumatra highland, Indonesia.
published by kind permission of Tun Jang.
photo (1-2) © David Attenborough
An insect from the Hymenoptera order
can be seen among the female flowers.
Maybe it's the one who pollinates the flowers?
photo © Neil Lucas
The leaves are giant, too.
An adult leaf may be to 6 m tall.
You can see the petioles on the right of the photo
and a young leaf behind these people.
photo © James Symon
photo © Ogrody 2004/02
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last updated on 2013-01-19