Monday, 18 November 2013

World’s most Smelling Flowers


 Stapelia gigantean



This flower comes in different names such as the starfish flower, toad flower, carrion flower and also a Sulu giant. Whatever its name, one thing is certain; this flower has a rotten like scent.



Rafflesia Arnoldii

 
Aside from being one of the largest individual flowers, this is also one of the stinkiest because of its corpse like scent. The rotten like scent is being produced to lure flies.

Dracunculus Vulgaris

 
This flower has a lot of names such as the Voodoo Lily, Snake Lily, Black Lily, Black Arum and a lot more. Despite its unusual beauty, this flower comes with an unpleasant scent too that is also closely similar to a rotting meat in order to attract flies for pollination purposes.

Amorphophalus Titanium

 
Also known as a corpse flower, this flower is also considered one of the worst smelling similar to a dead or rotten corpse. Fortunately, this flower only bloom for 24 to 48 hours long then will bloom again after 7 to 10 years.


Western Skunk Cabbage

If there’s an Eastern Skunk Cabbage, there’s also a Western version. Its look is not awful looking however its smell is simply the opposite producing a skunk like smell to attract flies. This is usually found in swampy areas in the Pacific Northwest.


Carob Tree Flowers

 
The flowers of the Carob tree are definitely one of the most uninviting flowers on Earth. It is said that its male flowers are so stinky that is comparable to that of a male semen odour.


Helicodiceros Muscivorus


Known as Dead Horse Arum Lily, this flower is one of those with foul smelling because it produces a smell similar to a dead horse which is the plants way of inviting flies. This flower traps flies and release it after coating the flies with pollen in order to cross pollinate.

Bulbophyllum Phalaenopsis


This orchid is not the typical pleasant smelling orchids you’ll find. This one also smells like garbage and a rotten meat. Definitely one of those stinkiest in the world.

Eastern Skunk Cabbage


This plant comes with a skunk like smell that usually grows in swampy wetlands. This flower is considered to be endangered and once you crush its leaves, it will release an odour you wouldn’t dream of smelling, a skunk odour!

Stinking Root Parasite




This is an underground plant that is said to grow in the land of Africa. This is a parasitic plant with its flowers in a flesh color and comes with a dung scent to attract beetles.