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 arum
is a tropical plant that lives in the Indonesian rainforest.
Some flowers - such as some orchids, Titan arum
, lords-and-ladies (Arum maculatum) - emit noxious scents which attract flies, which typically lay their eggs in them.
The Titan Arum
, which has flowers measuring 10ft by 10ft and is one of the world's whiffiest plants, burst open on Thursday night.
The corpse flower or titan arum
is, by some measures, the biggest flower on Earth.
28 ( ANI ): Hundreds of people are visiting a botanical garden in southeastern Brazil to watch the world's smelliest and largest tropical flower Titan arum
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.
The news section of the site boasted: "This will be the first time that a titan arum
has flowered in Scotland and visitors are expected to make a beeline to the glasshouses to see if the massive flower lives up to its reputation.
The Eden Project believes its massive Titan Arum
(Amorphophallus titanium), also know as the Corpse Flower because of its smell of rotting flesh, is one of the largest in Britain at 2.
The Titan Arum
, which grows naturally in Indonesia and Sumatra,.
The rare titan arum
, known as the corpse flower due to its revolting smell, is drawing admirers to the multi-environment Eden Project near St Austell, Cornwall.