by Laura Geggel, Associate Editor Live Science

The world’s tallest tropical tree on record is a giant, measuring an astonishing 330 feet (100.8 meters) from ground to sky — a height that’s more than five bowling lanes stacked end to end.

This tree, likely also the world’s tallest flowering plant, lives in a rainforest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, according to scientists from the United Kingdom and Malaysia. It’s so high-reaching, it’s no wonder the scientists named it “Menara,” the Malay word for “tower.”

For those who can’t make it to Malaysian Borneo in person, the researchers have made a 3D model of the tree, which people can flip and twist online. [Nature’s Giants: Photos of the Tallest Trees on Earth]

By studying Menara, researchers hope to understand how trees grow so tall, and if any factors keep them from growing taller, they said.

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