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Corpse Flower, Pungapung

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius


CORPSE Flower (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the Elephant foot yam or Whitespot giant arum, stink lily) - wiki - is a tropical tuber crop that offers excellent scope for adoption in the tropical countries as a cash crop due to its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various delicious cuisines. - one of the ugliest flowers (inflorescence) in the world and to accompany it, it has one of the worst scents that you can imagine. It's hard to get close to the flower when it's releasing its perfume. Fortunately, the foul odor only lasts for a few hours after the flower opens. The plant only blooms when mature and even so it doesn't bloom every year. Flowers last only about 5 days. Even more interesting, during this phase the plant generates heat which can be felt if you have the guts to stick your hand inside the inflorescence.


Taken in the forest of Dumayaka Falls here in Batangas.

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SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

I agree with dandoucette...the second picture is really pretty...bit like a girl in a skirt.

Jae 9 years ago

Wow amazing! Thanks for sharing, Lans.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Amorphophallus are such cool flowers. I also spotted this in Java. If I were you I would with your second pic of the flower open.

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Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 8, 2014
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014

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