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What's that smell? 'Corpse Flower' in full bloom at Nashville Zoo

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What's that smell? 'Corpse Flower' in full bloom at Nashville Zoo (Nashville Zoo)

Just in time for Halloween, a rare "corpse flower" is in full bloom at the Nashville Zoo.

But act fast, that putrid smell won't stay around too long.

An Amorphophallus titanum, or "Corpse Flower" as its commonly known, blooms for several days and gives off an odor that's been compared to dirty baby diapers.

Nashville Zoo posted a timelapse showing the flower blooming over an 8-hour period.

"The corpse flower is considered to be one of the largest flowers in the world. When in bloom, it emits an odor that is similar to rotting flesh giving it its common name," the Zoo's website said. "The bloom is a rarity taking place once every eight to ten years and only lasting a couple of days."

It's located inside the Zoo's Aviary at part of the Unseen New World.

Check out the webcam here.



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