Corpse Flower (S/F)

The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), also called the titan arum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae. It is indigenous to western Sumatran rainforests, and at ten feet tall, it has the largest non-branching inflorescence of any flowering plant. The name of this plant comes from its smell, which is usually likened to rotting carrion. It is mainly pollinated by insects that are attracted to carcasses, where they would feed or lay their eggs. Blooms are not yearly, with some plants blooming every two or three years while others take as many as ten years to bloom again. Due to its restricted, disappearing habitat and its prevalence in the exotic flora trade, it is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.