Misshapen Penis Corpse Flower Blooms At Cornell University

The Sumatran titan arum’s species name – Amorphophallus titanum – means “giant misshapen penis”. Guess what its flower looks like? At full growth, the flower stands 3 meters high, pulses with heat, and smells like rotting meat. The heat and stench attracts flies and beetles, which pollinate the plant. The whole show… »6/22/15 1:10pm6/22/15 1:10pm