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.
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.