A Carcassflower By Any Other Name

Carcass Flower By Any Other Name, Would Smell as Foul…..

An Amorphophallus titanum, known locally as a "carcass
flower" blossoms at the Cibodas Botanical Garden in Bogor, West
Java, Indonesia, Sunday, March, 14, 2004.

The rare flower, which smells
like rotting flesh, has set a new record for the species’ height, official
said Saturday.

Officials at the garden on the southern outskirts of the
capital Jakarta claimed this particualr flower reached a height of 9.5
feets, a new record as the tallest Amorphopallus titanum.

from AP

(AP Photo/Achmad

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