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Trees bearing the Largest Flowers in the World

Trees bearing the Largest Flowers in the World

Species and Family Where native? Largest of kind.
Guyana Chestnut, or Provision Tree (Pachira aquatica) (Bombacaceae) Central America, northern South America and the West Indies. Up to 26 inches (66 cm) if the thirteen inch (33 cm) pale yellow petals are held outright.
Cacao Sauvage (Pachira insigna) (Bombacaceae) Along brackish estuaries of South America and the Lesser Antilles. Its 13-to-14-inch (33 to 36 cm) pink petals are 26 to 28 inches (66 to 71 cm) wide if held horizontally.
Big Leaf Magnolia, or Big Bloom (Magnolia macrophylla) (Magnoliaceae) The deep southern United States, especially Alabama and Mississippi, but excluding Florida. The largest on record was 21.5 inches (54.6 cm) in width, while another found and photographed by Adele Sayle was twenty inches (51 cm) wide.
Giant White Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia versicolor) (Solanaceae) Northern Guayaquil River Basin of Ecuador. Pendant white or cream trumpet-like flowers up to twenty inches (51 cm) long and up to eight inches (20 cm) wide at the mouth.
Magnolia dealbata (Magnoliaceae) The humid regions of Mexico. Up to 16 inches (41 cm) in diameter.
Mandacaru (Cereus jamacaru) (Cactaceae) The Caatinga region of N.E.ern Brazil. Also naturalized to South Africa. Up to 12 inches (30 cm) long by up to 8 inches (20 cm) wide.
Calabash Nutmeg (Monodora myristica) (Annonaceae) Native to tropical Africa. Ornate, multicolor flower up to 10 inches (25 cm) in width.
The Elephant Apple (Dillenia indica) (Dilleniaceae) Native to India, Burma, Southeast Asia and the East Indies. The eight inch (20 cm) wide flower consists of five large 2-to-2 12-inch (5.1 to 6.4 cm) roundish, fleshy white petals, two concentric circles of several hundred stamens surrounding a circle of up to twenty stigmas.