Further to the corpse flower

First of all, its scientific name is Amorphophallus titanum, which translates as “misshapen giant dick.”

Then there’s this, about its smell:

Analyses shows the “stench” includes chemicals that produce these aromas: limburger cheese, rotting fish, sweaty socks, sweet floral scent, Chloraseptic,and human feces.

Also, the last photo I posted may not make it clear that the damn thing is eight to ten feet tall.

 

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I’m going to Italy on Tuesday, and my only regret about this trip is, I won’t get to see and smell the corpse flower in bloom.

2 comments

  1. Susan Law says:

    Blooming in honor of tonight’s speech do you think?

  2. SJ Rozan says:

    If so, it might be redundant.

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