The shortest flower in the world is of course the Arnold grandiflora, also called the Rafflesia. Because it has no stems or leaves, it only blooms one flower in its lifetime, and the flower blooms directly on the ground surface, making it the shortest flower in the world. Don’t think it is short, the flowers that can bloom are very large, the largest diameter is 1.4 meters, and the ordinary one is about 1 meter. It can be regarded as the largest flower in the world.
The flower is shaped like a large basin, with 5 thick red petals. The weight of a flower is 67 kilograms. The center of the flower is like a hollow, which can hold 67 liters of water. It emits a strong smell when it blooms, but it is not a fragrance, but an unpleasant stench like rotten fish and carrion. Because the flowers are large, this uncomfortable stench can spread thousands of meters away. This smell It just so happens to attract some smelly flies such as leaf miners to pollinate it. Because Rafflesia is very rare, it is listed as a protected plant.