Monday, 28. July 2014 - 12:07
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Nicknamed the 'Corpse flower' because of it foul smell this record breaking bloom is still packing in the visitors as it grows at the rate of a millimetre every eight minutes.
The plant is indigenous to Sumatra's rainforests in Indonesia and is extremely rare, although this one is located at the University of Basel in Switzerland. It is the largest unbranched shoot in the world and it has already reached a height of two metres. But it is also still going strong putting on around 17 cm a day.
Experts say that they are hoping it might finally bloom this weekend and although they bloom on average once in a decade this one only bloomed for the first time in 75 years last year.
When the plants are ready to pollinate, the stem heats up to release a pungent smell which according to experts smells very similar to rotting flesh, which lasts for about three days.
The Amorphophallus plant was given the name Titan Arum by Sir David Attenborough who captured it flowering on film for his BBC TV series The Private Life of Plants. But it is often called the corpse plant due to its smell.
When the plant finally blooms the Botanical centre will be open 24 hours instead of the regular hours so that visitors can have the chance to witness the rarity.
During the last bloom of the plant in April 2011 an estimated 25,000 people visited the plant.
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