Corpse flower blooms at Panaewa


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 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 along with another corpse plant by artist Hiroshi Tagami in 2002 that bloomed in 2011. The smelly bloom can be found in the exhibit next to the feral pig and across from the mixed-parrot aviary. ( Hollyn Johnson/Stephens Media Hawaii)