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2009-03-28 04:38:15
The article where I got the photo described the smell as road kill after a few hours in the sun.
2009-03-28 03:46:26
One of the worst smells. A smell of a rotting corpse and this plant.
2009-03-28 03:44:48
The large Indonesian plant, whose botanical name is Amorphophallus titanum, began opening up about 6 p.m. Friday and was in full bloom by early Saturday morning, curator Debbie Wiley-Vawter said in a telephone interview Monday. The plant emits a stench to attract decaying flesh-eating beetles, flies and sweat bees for pollination. Once it blooms, the odor lingers for about eight hours, then it takes several more years before the plant has enough energy to bloom again.