Don’t get too close to the rotting smell of the so-called corpse flower or you might need a marigold pick-me-up. Imagine leaving out dozens of eggs and a pile of meat in a hot room for several weeks – that’s what this giant flower smells like. But this native to the Borneo rain forest rarely blooms during its 40-year lifespan. Whenever a botanical garden is hosting a blooming Amorphophallus titanum, horticulturalists flock for the opportunity to get a whiff – despite the unpleasantness.
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