It’s one of the rarest, and most unusual plants in the world, and one of them is set to bloom on the South Coast.
It’s scientific name is the “Titan Arum”, but it’s better known the public as the “corpse flower”.
When it flowers every seven to ten years on average, in emits a terrible odor which smells like rotting flesh, as part of a natural mechanism to attract.
One of the plants made national news when it bloomed in Washington, D.C. this week, but a second could bloom any day now at UC Santa Barbara.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Corpse Flower
Link to UCSB Corps Flower webcam: http://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/ArumBloom/A.titanum.jpg
Link to UCSB Greenhouse Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChanelTheTitanArum