The plant - named Amorphophallus titanum
, or titan arum - came into flower at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (RBGE) late on Tuesday afternoon and it is still continuing to open.
The titan arums have the proper name of Amorphophallus titanum
but are also known as corpse flowers because the horrendous odour they give off to attract pollinators is similar to that of decaying flesh.
, known as the corpse flower because it smells like rotting flesh, bloomed last weekend at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
The Putrella flower, scientific name: Amorphophallus titanum
, weighs 275 pounds and measures in at 8 ft.
Another enormous flower found there is the Amorphophallus titanum
, or Titan arum.
The show sees him getting up close and personal with several old chums, including the great Titan arum - the nickname he coined for amorphophallus titanum
, originally filmed in its native Sumatra for his BBC series The Private Life of Plants.
They had T-shirts printed featuring the amorphophallus titanum
plant and the slogan "New Reekie stinking at RBGE 2011".
Visitors to Sydney's Botanical Gardens have described the scent of the Titan Arum, also known as Amorphophallus titanum
, as like a room full of smelly socks, rotting fish, wet carpet, or a rotten banana.
Explaining the plant's allure, UW botanist Paul Berry says that in many ways Amorphophallus titanum
is more like an animal than a plant.
is a sort of gigantic arum lily with a blotchy stem, up to 8 in (20 cm) across, that produces many leaves whose photosynthetic activity leads to the formation of a large tuber weighing 44- .
172), we in Sarasota were treated to two Amorphophallus titanum
blooms in May of this year.