Bract forms waterproof structure: titan arum
The spadix of the titan arum plant is protected from water by a specialized bract called a spathe, that clasps the spadix tightly enough to form a waterproof bag.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Storable, expandable water transport materials for emergency aid.|
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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: Storable, expandable water transport materials for emergency aid.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Packaging, waterproof materials, water transport