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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. Enthusiastic crowds turned out to see the Corpse Flower when it last bloomed at The Huntington on June 4, 2010. When it will bloom again, no one knows, but when it does we'll let you know!
Past blooms: 1999, 2002, 2009, 2010
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