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    Default Timelapse of a Huge Stinky Corpse Flower Is Surprisingly Beautiful

    Visitors to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) were in for an incredibly rare treat in June, when its resident corpse flower burst into bloom. And for those of us who couldn't get there, the garden staff recorded the event in a spectacular timelapse.

    The corpse flower or titan arum - Amorphophallus titanum (a name which means "giant deformed penis" of all things) - is famed for its enormous, incredibly pungent blossom, and for the rarity of its appearance.

    Native to the rainforests of western Sumatra and western Java, the corpse flower is related to peace lilies and calla lilies; it blooms, on average, only around once every six years. In 2015, one corpse flower in a UK botanic garden bloomed for the first time in 12 years.

    However, it can take a much shorter time. The last time NYBG' flower blossomed was in 2016, among a spate of similar and inexplicable corpse flower bloomings in botanical gardens all across the US.

    Timelapse of a Huge Stinky Corpse Flower Is Surprisingly Beautiful (LINK)


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    Default Re: Timelapse of a Huge Stinky Corpse Flower Is Surprisingly Beautiful

    Wow, that's great.
    I live and drink rum where other people vacation.

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    Default Re: Timelapse of a Huge Stinky Corpse Flower Is Surprisingly Beautiful

    Corpse flower to flower corpse

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