Amorphophallus titanum

Odd how people think some plants are carnivorous when they actually are not. This one, Amorphophallus titanum, is not. But it is extreme in shape, size and odor. Yes, odor, not fragrance. This plant depends on carrion loving beetles to pollinate the flowers. It smells like rotting flesh. Ugh.

Largest and stinkiest flower in the world, Amorphophallus titanum attracts pollinators with a smell of rotting flesh.

Blogger me, J L Booman, back in 2006, sitting beside the largest and stinkiest flower in the world, Amorphophallus titanum attracts pollinators with a smell of rotting flesh. On display at San Diego Botanical Garden, formerly known as Quail Botanical Garden.