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We Saw The Corpse Flower In Bloom And It Was Disgustingly Beautiful

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It brought tears to our eyes — literally.

After nearly 80 years, the famous corpse flower has finally bloomed this week at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

After nearly 80 years, the famous corpse flower has finally bloomed this week at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

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According to the NYBG, the rare plant, Amorphophallus titanum (also known as Titan arum), hasn’t bloomed since 1939.

According to the NYBG, the rare plant, Amorphophallus titanum (also known as Titan arum), hasn't bloomed since 1939.

Side note: Amorphophallus titanum literally translates to “giant weird-shaped dick.” ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

The flower gets its name from the odor it releases when bloomed, often compared to the smell of rotting flesh.

The flower gets its name from the odor it releases when bloomed, often compared to the smell of rotting flesh.

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