Would you line up to have a whiff of a flower that smelt like a rotting corpse?

An estimated 5,000 people did this week, when they queued to catch a noseful of the titan arum flower (Amorphophallus titanum) at the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Adelaide

The bloom releases a smell akin to rotting flesh for only 48 hours after the flower first blooms, which takes takes at least seven years to occur. When it’s done with all the blooming shenanigans it simply collapses on itself.

Check out this time-lapse of the flower taking form on Dec. 28, 2015: Read more…

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Thousands of people flock to see stinky ‘corpse flower’