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Tourists Line Up To Sniff Stinky Plant In Belgium
In case the picture doesn't portray the plants awesomeness, here are some facts about this amazing flower:
- It has been known to reach up to 10 feet in height.
- Its meat-like smell's function is to attract the carrion-eating beetles and flesh flies that pollinate it.
- Its leaf structure can reach up to 20 feet tall and 16 feet across.
- Its corm, or underground storage stem, typically weights around 110 pounds.
- It only flowers for a short period of time, usually three days.
- Its more popular name, titan arum, was invented by a BBC broadcaster who thought saying amorphophallus titanum (translation: giant misshapen phallus) would be inappropriate.