Hundreds throng to smell rare stinky flower

Hundreds throng to smell rare stinky flower

Crowds in South Australia have been flocking to the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden near Adelaide to see, or rather smell, a rare flower that reeks of rotten fish.

The rare corpse flower, or Amorphophallus Titanium, is a two metre tall bloom known for its pungent odour.

The gardens have been tending the plant, that originally comes from Sumatra in Indonesia, for 10 years. Two weeks ago the flower began to grow and opened on Monday.

The horticulture curator, Matt Coulter, was overjoyed at the success. Read more


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