Halloween Countdown 2014: Walker Stalker Con!

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It’s behind me, isn’t it?

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Wacked Plants: The Corpse Flower!

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Amorphophallus titanum.

Huge.

Beautiful.

Rare.

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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