Petal and Stamina
The tree bears white flowers. The flowers are pendulous with a very large number of stamens (approximately 1.600). They carry a carrion scent.
The number of flowers per tree varies from 1 to 50 per day (13). The lifespan of the flower is not more than 24 hours with a pollination period of less than 20 hours (13, 16).
24 h Life-Cyclus
1. Flower but about to burst open.
2. Flower after opening in the evening.
3. Maximum opening at following morning. Reflexed to fully expose the stamens.
4. Flower at noon.
5. Wilted flower in the evening. (Breitenbach in 15)