The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s gigantic “corpse flower” is flowering;
BBG’s Spectacular Titan Arum Is Blooming 
The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the world’s most remarkable plants. Native to tropical forests in Sumatra, it produces a monstrous four- to nine-foot-tall flower head, which releases a monstrous stench of putrefaction at peak bloom (another name for the plant is the corpse flower!). The species rarely flowers in cultivation—the last time one bloomed in New York was 1939. However, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s ten-year-old specimen recently began to flower. It’s in peak bloom right now!!
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