Amorphophallus titanum - The Stink
Titan arum • the stink • the bloom • lifecycle • research/conservation • stinky shop • faqs
What's that smell?
In its natural environment, the “Corpse Flower” is pollinated by carrion beetles, sweat bees, and flesh flies. It attracts those insects by sending off a foul odor like rotting meat. The strong smell can travel long distances in the Titan Arum’s native tropical forests, ensuring that insects can pick up the scent in time to pollinate the flowers during their short bloom time.