Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower

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Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower

Clip from Totally Wild  |  Season 1  |  Episode 144  |  ELEVEN  |  June 17, 2016

Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple colour reflects it's name as well. It's the colour of nature's rot, so entices insects to lay eggs in it and at the same time pollinate this putrid plant. A rare experience for tourists who line up to get a snap and a sniff, this awesome beauty is found mainly in an Indonesian rainforest.

Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple colour reflects it's name as well. It's the colour of nature's rot, so entices insects to lay eggs in it and at the same time pollinate this putrid plant. A rare experience for tourists who line up to get a snap and a sniff, this awesome beauty is found mainly in an Indonesian rainforest.

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