Amorphophallus titanum


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malodorous tropical plant having a spathe that resembles the corolla of a morning glory and attains a diameter of several feet

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The Amorphophallus Titanum weighed in at a whopping 153.
The Amorphophallus titanum grows in the Sumatran rainforests and is reputed to have the world's largest and smelliest flower
The Amorphophallus titanum, known to Indonesians as the ``corpse flower,'' exudes an odor that some say is like garbage or rotting flesh.
to admire the 11th Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, ever to bloom in the United States.
THE most-widely reported foul smell is amorphophallus titanum, better known as the Corpse Flower.
Stinky," the first Amorphophallus titanum plant to bloom in the United States in the last 64 years, will make history as it returns for a third performance since its debut in June 1998 at Fairchild Tropical Garden located in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida.
The wilting Amorphophallus titanum - the rotting-smell ``corpse flower'' that has drawn more than 50,000 visitors to the Huntington Botanical Gardens in the past week - has disproved all those myths.
The plant, with the technical name amorphophallus titanum, is rare outside its native Sumatra and only ten have blossomed in the United States this century.
But that isn't the strangest - that crown goes to the mother of all flowers, amorphophallus titanum.
Indeed, the thousands who came to the Huntington expecting their noses to be offended by the Amorphophallus titanum caught only a faint whiff of the foul scent.
A main attraction is the fleeting beauty of the first Amorphophallus titanum to bloom in California and only the 10th in the United States.
Officials said the Amorphophallus titanum had grown to about six feet tall and started blooming Sunday.
Attendance was nearly double the usual amount Saturday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, where the giant Amorphophallus titanum or titan arum is on display, said Kathy Musial, curator for the flower.
Growing at an awesome rate of as much as four inches a day, the Amorphophallus titanum - heralded as the world's largest flower - has gone from bulb to nearly six feet in a mere six weeks.
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) botany greenhouse, everything was coming up Amorphophallus titanums.