Chinese chrysanthemum enters Guinness World Records

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) A “full-standing multiflorous chrysanthemum” grafted in central China’s Henan province has earned its place in the Guinness World Records for containing the largest number of chrysanthemum species.

The multiflorous chrysanthemum is 3.8 metres in diameter and composed of 641 different types of chrysanthemums grafted to southernwood. It was certified for the world record on Sunday in Kaifeng city of Henan province, Xinhua news agency reported.

A representative of Guinness World Records made the announcement at a chrysanthemum festival in the city.

It took about four years to cultivate the plant, which now has more than 1,500 flowers blossoming at one time.

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