These are the plants that generate the most heat in the world, a very rare property in flora

These are the plants that generate the most heat in the world, a very rare property in flora

Thermogenesis (the ability of an organism to generate heat) is very rare in flora. However, there are exceptional cases, such as those presented below.

In plants, heat production can be measured in several ways.

Various measures

Heat production can be measured in terms of maximum rate of heat production throughout the flower, the giant hoop ( Amorphophallus titanum ) can generate 34.53 watts of energy.

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We are also looking at the tallest plant: 3.1 meters, as confirmed in June 2010. It is also considered the most stinky plant, which is why it is known as a "corpse flower": when it blooms it gives off a stench similar to that of the rotten meat, which is perceived up to almost 1 kilometer away .

Heat production can also be measured in another way. Arum concinnatum male florets produce up to 0.43 w / g at night; is the highest rate of heat in relation to its mass .

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And there is also a third way to measure heat production. Based on the difference between ambient temperature and that of the flower, it has been determined that, in the wild, skunk cabbage ( Symplocarpus foetidus ) is 25.6 ºC warmer than the surrounding air, enough to melt the snow that comes to cover it .

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