PERKECAMBAHAN BIJI BUNGA BANGKAI RAKSASA
Amorphophallus titanum (Becc.) Becc. ex Arcang DENGAN INISIASI SPATHA MINI
Dian Latifah1* dan R.S. Purwantoro1
1Pusat Konservasi Tumbuhan Kebun Raya – LIPI
Kebun Raya Bogor Jl.Ir.H.Juanda no.13, Bogor, Indonesia 16122
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Amorphophallus titanum (Becc.) Becc. ex Arcang is very well known as the giant corpse flower/inflorescence, Titan Arum. This native Indonesian plant has been an icon worldwide including The Center for Plant Conservation Botanic Gardens - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Therefore this plant can be used to raise public awareness for saving and loving our the rainforests and living environment. The blooming of this giant carcass flower always attracts numerous visitors. Infact, the giant can potentially be a mini flower although the inflorescences are not normal induced by 1000-ppm GA3 hormone.
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