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Corpse flower opens for the first time in 12 years , may be smelliest bloom on the planet

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posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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The Corpse flower or to give it its proper name the Amorphophallus titanum is a pretty spectacular plant , its flower can grow up to 3 metres high and 3 metres in circumference but when it flowers it emits an odor of rotting meat , fortunately it only flowers every 7 - 12 years.

The plants conservation status is classed as Vulnerable so places like Paignton Zoo do a great service in protecting this smelly species ... rather them than me.


Time lapse footage of the monster awakening , (spoiler alert) it's not very exciting.


Picture of a very small man in a flower box ... or Giles Palmer from Paignton Zoo with his Titan Arum.


And the smell? Curator of Plants and Gardens Giles Palmer said: “Imagine you have the smell of rotting meat in a tin can and you open that can on the hottest, most humid day of the year!”





edit on 26-6-2015 by gortex because: The usual




posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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"Feed Me Seymour!".......lol

Nice. Cool colours and shape.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Big smile for a guy who seems to love the smell of filth. I can respect that.

Would be funky to see one of those on the side of the road. It's beastly.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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"FEED ME"



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Wow, that thing is HUGE.

Love it, thanks for sharing.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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LOVE IS A FLOWER,
AND COMMITMENT
IS THE SEED.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

That flower aint got no love I'm wantin.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: gortex

We have one in nz which has just flowered for the second time in 2 years or close to that, which is pretty unusual. I did see it in planton or person, but it featured big on our national news. I think it's the same flower anyway. Rotten meat flower from Indonesia. Anyways.
edit on 27-6-2015 by Cloudbuster because: Added some extra words. So what.



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