The world’s tallest tropical tree on record is a giant, determining an amazing 330 feet (100.8 meters) from ground to sky — a height that’s more than 5 bowling lanes stacked end to end.
This tree, most likely likewise the world’s tallest blooming plant, resides in a rain forest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, according to researchers from the UK and Malaysia. It’s so high-reaching, it’s no surprise the researchers called it “Menara,” the Malay word for “tower.”
For those who can’t make it to Malaysian Borneo personally, the scientists have actually made a 3D design of the tree, which individuals can turn and twist online. [Nature’s Giants: Photos of the Tallest Trees on Earth]