Wacked Plants: The Corpse Flower!

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Amorphophallus titanum.




Incredibly smelly.

Native to the  rain forests of Sumatra, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum,can climb up to six feet tall when in bloom,opening to more than a yard across. But the plant is perhaps most famous for its truly noxious odor, which is akin to rotting flesh; hence its nickname, The Corpse Flower. The reason for that stench is that powerful odors attract pollinators—-flies.

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