The chemistry of the corpse flower's wretched stench

Earlier this month, a titan arum (a.k.a. "corpse flower," a.k.a. amorphophallus titanum, a.k.a. "large, misshapen penis") bloomed for the first time in over half a decade at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. In this quick video from BytesizeScience, the USBG's public science educator Todd Brethauer explains the … » 7/31/13 8:30am 7/31/13 8:30am

The massive “corpse flower” has finally bloomed! It smells awful!

For the first time since 2007, a titan arum has bloomed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Also known as a "corpse flower" for the smell of rotting flesh that it emits, the massive blossom is expected to reach "peak smell" early this morning. Hooray for peak smell!(?) » 7/22/13 9:20am 7/22/13 9:20am