Causing a stink

You’d normally associate flowers with beautiful, tropical scents, but one plant that has moved into Monsoon Forest is one you probably won’t want to be getting too close to…

The Amorphophallus konjac, also known as the Devil’s tongue, doesn't flower often, but when it does bloom it causes a big stink! Some have described the smell as similar to ‘rotting flesh’.

This flower gives off such a stench to attract flies for pollination, but this doesn’t last very long, so if you want to experience this disgusting delight you’ll have to be quick. Once it blooms it’s only in flower for around seven to ten days, and won’t happen again until next year.