Behold The Corpse Flower!


Visitors look at the Arum Titan 'Amorphophallus titanum', the largest... News PhotoBasel,Botanical Garden,Environmental Issues,Flower,Horizontal,Large,Nature,Social Issues,Switzerland,Titan Arum,VisitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPVisitors look at the Arum Titan 'Amorphophallus titanum', the largest flower in the world, as it blossoms for a second time on late November 19, 2012 at the Botanical Garden in Basel. The flower has a 2.27 meters high yellow pistil and a red-brown petal-shaped funnel. Its tuber weighs more than 30 pounds. Botanical Garden's experts are surprised by the second blossoming, less than 20 months. Many curious are awaited to observe the short-term phenomenon despite the smell of rotting meat generated by the plant. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)