Corpse flower by maureenpp

Corpse flower

Otherwise known as the corpse flower because of its terrible smell. According to Wikipaedia:

Description
Amorphophallus titanum, the titan arum, is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. Who knew? Certainly not me!

We went to see it today - the queues were very long, but luckily we didn't have to wait long because we were able to go in the back door! My husband has difficulty walking and standing, so that was great. It's amazing how people turn out to see something like this.

We couldn't smell the plant, some people apparently could, but maybe it just wasn't emitting the smell when we were there. it is quite large, and not the most attractive flower, but it seems everyone was interested in it.

Since the flower only lasts 24-48 hours tomorrow the excitement will be over.
You were there at the right time - so strange that such a big flower only lasts such a short time.
January 7th, 2020  
extraordinary!
January 7th, 2020  
Oh, were you one of those people queuing that we saw on the news tonight?
January 7th, 2020  
@yorkshirekiwi No because we didn't have to wait - I was so pleased my husband was able to go in another door as he can't stand or walk well.
January 7th, 2020  
An interesting and rare experience. Great photo, too.
January 7th, 2020  
Fascinating!
January 7th, 2020  
Interesting
January 7th, 2020  
Wonderful that you had this experience, impressive flowerđź‘Ť
January 7th, 2020  
I have seen the one at the Winter Gardens Aickland..interesting plant but not one for the dining room.
January 8th, 2020  
An amazing flower/capture I have seen one here in my town once at the Garden EXPO. I didn't remember the smell either
January 8th, 2020  
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