The Corpse Flower

 

A sort of pet name for the rafflesia or Titan arum, whose flowers smell of rotting meat.
“a corpse flower’s malodorous bloom only lasts for 24 to 48 hours”

Due to its odor, like that of a rotting corpse, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower or corpse plant (Indonesian: bunga bangkai—bunga means flower, while bangkai can be translated as corpse, cadaver, or carrion).

After many years, the plant finally gathers enough energy to bloom, and once it does, it can only hold the bloom for 24 to 36 hours before it collapses. Because the flower stays open and emits its odor for just a few days, it can be quite an exciting event for scientists and botany enthusiasts – According to LiveScience.com

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