The unique Amorphophallus titanum, commonly known as Titan Arum or the corpse flower, is a large, fast-growing plant in the Aroid family. Few of these plants exist in cultivation, and they bloom only rarely and under just the right conditions. On the extremely infrequent occasion that a Titan Arum comes into flower, the intense, foul odor, emitted from a tall spike of small, crowded flowers, lasts just a few days.
The one at the Missouri Botanical Garden is blooming right now. Live and on camera!