11kg Flower blooms in Malaysia

271104lb.jpgBorneo is in the news again… the Tenom Orchid Centre at the Sabah Agriculture Park in Malaysia is passing around the cigars this weekend. Thursday morning a worker opening the centre for the day had a shock when he discovered that this extremely rare and bizarre parasitic plant had bloomed overnight. The species has one of the largest flowers in the world, and it is the first time since the park opened 10 years ago that the plant has bloomed. In fact, the flowering marks the first time an attempt to cultivate the plant has been completely successful since it was first attempted in 1929.

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