Largest Flower Looks Like a Penis and Smells Like Death
The plant with the fantastic name of Amorphophallus titanum (sound it out and try not to giggle) has a rather large flower. Technically this plant, also known as the Titan Arum, holds the record not for a single flower but rather a group of flowers (inflorescence) that is not branched. The branched record goes to the tallpot palm. The Titan Arum’s inflorescence can reach a staggering 10 feet in height. And if a 10 foot flower is not foreboding enough the flower also smells like a decomposing animal. Below is a time lapse video showing the brief period of blossoming last week at Bonn University’s Botanical Gardens.