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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Perkecambahan Biji Bunga Bangkai Raksasa Amorphophallus titanum (Becc.) Becc. ex Arcang Dengan Inisiasi Spatha Mini

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


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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