10 smelliest flowers in the World.

  Monika
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Not just the beauty, we are attracted to flowers for their smell or fragrance as well. in following, we present to 10 of the smelliest flowers in the World.

1. Titan Arum.

This huge plant is often referred to as the corpse flower. It is three meters tall when fully grown and emits a horrible stench that people flock to from around the world. It takes a long time to reach full size and when it gets there it will begin to heat up to somewhere around human body temperature. This helps to intensify its smell, which attracts pollinators.

It can take years for the flower to bloom so when it does people visit to see the magnificent, and smelly, plant in action.

2.Rafflesia Arnoldii


This is the largest flower in the world and it grows on the floor of rain forests. It doesn't have the usual parts such as leaves, roots or stem as other flowers because it doesn't need them. It gives off a stench of rotting flesh, which attracts carrion flies.


Before it's flowers is almost invisible, it then grows into a cabbage-like plant that opens into the huge flower that only lasts for a few days. There's a lot that's not known about how the plants reproduce as scientists are struggling to recreate the environment in which the plant lives. Because of this, they haven't been able to fully study them.

3. Talipot Palm

This tree is around six to eight meters tall and at the top  branches  out with loads of little flowers. It only flowers once in its life span, when it's about 30 to  80 years old . It takes about a year for the flowers to become fruit and after fruiting it then dies. It smells sweet and the sap is used for palm wine.

4. Carrion Flowers


There are a� number �of�flowers�that look and smell like rotting meat in order to attract insect that will pollinate them. A lot of species will trap the insects after luring them in, letting them go only when they�ve collected enough pollen. However, carrion�flowers�don�t reward the insects that pollinate them with nectar like most other�flowers.


5. Star Flowers


These succulents grow amazing hairy flowers that give off the smell of rotting flesh. They blooms are very big and the larger the species the more
pungent the scent. The hairs on the flower are there to resemble a layer of mould that grows on rotting meat.

Blow flies act as pollinators and a lot of flies will actually lay their eggs inside the flower, as they would with a rotting� carcass .

6. Hydnora Africana


This is a parasitic plant that grows on the roots of the Euphorbiceae species that grows underground in the deserts of South Africa.�

The flesh-coloured flower emerges from the soiland gives off a smell of faeces to attract pollinators such as dung beetles and carrion flies. The flower will trap the beetles that enter so they can cover themselves in pollen. Then when the flower fully opens again they are allowed to leave.


7. Dead Horse Arum Lily


This ornamental plant is native to the Mediterranean region and gives off a smell of carrion to attract blowflies and other insects. It�s a rare�thermionic�plant, which means it can raise its temperature to attract even more insects.


8. Jack the Pulpit


Above the� male � flowers �there is a ring of hairs that act as an insect trap. The pollinators get trapped and covered in the plant�s pollen as they try
to escape.�

All parts of the plant can cause an allergic reaction and some parts give off heat and odor to attract insects.

9. Voodoo Lily

This large lily gives off a smell similar to a rotting carcass in order to attract Lucilia flies and other insects. The plant traps them for a full day and night then releases them with lots of pollen.


10. Western Skunk Cabbage


This plant gets its name from the skunk-like odor it lets off to the entire surrounding area. The smell can even be noticed in very old, dried out specimens. The foul smell attract pollinators, beetles and other insects. It�s found in damp areas such as swamps and wooded areas.



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