Fungus, Flower or What?

I saw these pictures some months ago in one of my FB friends photos. It was an amazing flower. The comments of some of my friends in Facebook says, that this might be an alien flower. lol! If I am not mistaken this flower is about 3 feet. There is one picture with children, the reason why I can estimate its size. It was really big flower.

I tried to research what kind of plant is this. If I am not mistaken this is a kind of a fungus. This was found in Green Valley in the municipality of Midsayap, district of Cotabato in the Philippines.

See how interesting this flower is?

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Sherrie said...

Wow, that's a big flower. Very pretty. Have a great day!

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Shoshana said...

It is very interesting. I think maybe a flower...but if it's fungus, even more amazing. If you find out, make sure to post an update.

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em said...

Very interesting! Great shot!

cassandrasminicorner said...

maybe both:)

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Kim, USA said...

This looks like fungus to me ^_^ And it is pretty unique!

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LauraX said...

wonderful texture in the second take us deep into another world.

cassandrasminicorner said...

interesting, would love to find it out..

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Anonymous said...

Fantastic details and texture.

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Ida said...

Wow that really is an interesting and strange looking flower.

Andrea said...

That is not a fungus or algae. It is a plant called pungapong here in the country, or more exactly Amorphophalus campanulatus. After that flower arising due to the first heavy rains after the long dry season, the leaves will arise from the ground. That lobe above the flowers will burst emitting foul or decaying flesh odor, in time for the receptivity of the flowers for fertilization. So the flies will come attracted by the odor, and also enhance pollination. I've posted it sometime ago in my blog, and i had a somewhat lengthy discussion on it.