Corpse Flower

The University of Missouri – St. louis is waiting for a corpse flower to bloom soon. It’s a rare occurrence in cultivation, so it’s kind of a big deal.

The Amorphophallus titanum, aka the corpse flower, typically requires at least 7 years of age before it blooms, but sometimes it takes longer. It blooms for around 1 to 2 days and then collapses. It is commonly referred to as the “corpse flower” due to the odor it releases when it blooms which is reminiscent of rotting flesh.

Here are a few time lapse videos of a corpse flower blooming.

The music of the below video is terrible. The first minute and a half will do.