Fibers keep tall spikes upright: titan arum
The tall spadix of the titan arum plant remains upright because it is filled with cobweb-like support fibers.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Lightweight building materials with high material strength.|
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Amorphophallus titanum (Becc.) Becc.
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Lightweight building materials with high material strength.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Mechanical engineering, automotive, aviation, building