From the homepage of the Botanical Garden Kiel: "The Botanical Garden Kiel belongs to the Botanical Institute of the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel and can look back on a 350-year history at its fifth location, where it has been open to the public since 1985 He has around 14,000 plant species for research and teaching. " (this and even more like opening times can be read at botanischer-garten.uni-kiel.de/de, as of March 2019).
Both the outdoor area and the greenhouses are worth seeing. And in the last greenhouse, the three-leafed Titanic is currently standing, each leaf the size of a small tree. The Titan Arrow has flourished here several times, which only a few botanical gardens worldwide succeed. The flowering can be up to 3 m high according to literature, making it by far the largest flower in the world. About the flowering sequence of the Kieler Titanwurz z. B. the following newspaper article: kn-online.de/Kiel/Titanenwurz-blueht-in-Botanischem-Garten-der-CAU-Kiel. A remarkable spectacle, which I admired even in 2012 and 2016.
March 3, 2019
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