Raising a stink


HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

Mary Cashman and her son, Evry, 6, check out the rare blooming of the “corpse plant” called “Stinky 2” at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on Friday afternoon. The plant is scientifically known as amorphophallus titanum and gives off a rotting smell as it releases sulfur when it flowers, but the flower only lasts for a couple of days. “Stinky 2” was donated by artist Hiroshi Tagami in 2002 along with another “corpse plant” which bloomed in 2011. The smelly bloom can be found in the exhibit next to the feral pig and across from the mixed-parrot aviary. Admission to the zoo is free.

 

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