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Corpse flowers bloom at botanical garden in South Yunnan

Updated:2018-05-21 11:47:52   english.yunnan.cn

More than 70 corpse flowers, formally known as the amorphophallus titanium, began blooming recently at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences in South Yunnan province.

The largest one has a height of 60 centimeters. The corpse flower is a pungent plant that blooms rarely and only for a short time. While it is in bloom, the flower emits a strong odor similar to rotting meat or, aptly, a decaying corpse.

The flowering plant was first introduced to the botanical garden in the 1980s. After many years, botanists at the garden master breeding and cultivation of the species. 

During May, many tourists come to the botanical garden to admire the blooming.

Source: Yunnan Daily; trans-editing Wang Shixue 

Keywords:   Corpse flowers botanical garden