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The Little Secret of the World's Biggest Flower

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Phenom, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Phenom

    Phenom Well-Known Member

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    The world's largest flower has been revealed by molecular analysis to have evolved almost 80 times in size to become today's stinking, 15lb mega-bloom.

    Although this transformation took tens of millions of years, such an evolutionary spurt is still one of the most dramatic size changes ever reported.

    Rafflesia, the world's largest flower
    Who ate all the flies? Rafflesia, discovered in
    Asia, has evolved to 80 times its original size

    If humans were to undergo a comparable growth, an average man would end up 146 metres tall, the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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  2. HighVoltage123

    HighVoltage123 Active Member

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    amazing!!!
     
  3. Lindsay

    Lindsay Well-Known Member

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    They're so beautiful.
     
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