Amorphophallus titanum is a large 6-foot plant which is better known as the corpse flower due to its putrid scent which is not dissimilar to rotting flesh. The plant's smell attracts bugs en-masse, allowing for its pollination over that short period or time. As the flower only blooms for 24-36 hours once-per-year, it can be easy to miss, so the New York Botanical Garden has one on display under this 24-hour live-stream.
A new corpse flower is here and nearing bloom in 2018, and just as we enter summer! Follow along as we eagerly await its opening in the next week or so.
Learn more about the plant at nybg.org/corpseflower
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