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'This time it's a giant': Stinky flower blooms again at Meise

22:42 19/07/2018

If you're free this Friday, a huge flower with a scent like a rotting corpse is waiting for you to give it a smell.

The world's largest flower, Titan Arum, is blooming again at the Botanic Garden in Meise, just outside Brussels, but only for about 48 hours.

The plant - fondly known as the "corpse flower" - began to bloom on Wednesday evening and a pungent smell is now wafting around the Botanic Garden's greenhouse.

"This time we have a real giant," the Botanic Garden announced on Thursday morning. It's the biggest bloom in recent years, measuring 218cm. Its record bloom was 244cm in 2013.

The garden is open on Friday from 9.30-17.30.

Written by The Bulletin