Amorphophallus Titanum, worlds largest flower also known as corpse flower, has bloomed in Tokyo after five long years on July 22, 2015 at the Jindai Botanical gardens in Japan’s Chofu city.
The rare flower has an anther that towers up to 6.5 feet and it smells like rotten meat.
Unlike other flowers which produce sweet smell, this rare flower has very foul smelling odour. The smell of flower can be compared to that of the rotten meat which helps to attract pollinators such as flies and beetles.
The park opened one hour earlier than usual since then to allow more people to see the 2-meter-high flower. The rarity of flower has the park stormed with visitors. Also the visiting timing of the park will be extended after visitors queued up.
The flower originally belongs to the rainforests of western Sumatra in Indonesia where it blooms in steep hillsides. But due to deforestation, Amorphophallus Titanium is classified now as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.