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The corpse flower

At 3pm today, the Amorphophallus titanum at San Diego Botanic Garden opened its bloom!! The biggest flower in the world! (Named the corpse flower because of the rancid smell of the flowers that attracts the carcass-eating insects that pollinate it.)
Most of these plants take 7-10 years to first bloom, Then after the 1st bloom every 4-5 years thereafter. The fully opened bloom lasts around 48 hours. This one is 14 yrs old & last bloomed in 2018. Native to Sumatra.

National Geographic Nature
TryingtoLava Best Comment
Thats a half eaten dead ballerina

Very cool. Looks like a girls legs
Degbeme · 70-79, M
Ballerina on her head.

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