Nicknamed the stinking corpse lily for good reason
- The world’s largest flower belongs to the Rafflesia genus which is known for producing plants that smell like rotting meat.
- This particular bloom is believed to be Rafflesia tuan-mudae and was discovered in the Maninjau Forest Conservation in Indonesia.
- The bloom measured 3.5 feet across—1.6 inches more than its predecessor.
Not every flower smells like roses. Take, Rafflesia tuan-mudae, for example, a flower more commonly known as the “stinking corpse lily” or “corpse flower.” People who have smelled R. tuan-mudae describe it as emitting a stench similar to that of rotting meat.