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The fifth Amorphophallus titanum or "Corpse Flower" bloomed in the Conservatory on August 24, reaching a height of 66 inches before releasing its foul-smelling odor. Now the plant will turn its energies to the next stage of its cycle: bearing fruit. Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, can reach more than 6 feet in height when it blooms, opening to a diameter of 3–4 feet. But the plant is perhaps most famous—or infamous—for its exceptionally foul odor. Hence the nickname, Corpse Flower. A Titan Arum in bloom is as rare as it is spectacular. A plant can go for many years without flowering, and when it does the bloom lasts only one or two days. More about Amorphophallus titanum