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Botanical garden extends hours so you can smell the corpse flower

The "corpse plant" is in bloom. (Image: Foster Botanical Garden) The "corpse plant" is in bloom. (Image: Foster Botanical Garden)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The so-called "corpse plant" in Honolulu has finally bloomed, and now's your chance to smell it up close.

The Foster Botanical Garden is staying open later than usual to accommodate large crowds of people hoping to catch a whif of the pungent plant. 

The Amorphophallus titanum, more commonly called the “corpse plant,” emits a smell like rotting flesh when in bloom, but it only blooms once every two to five years.

There are ten Amorphophallus titanium plants at the Foster Botanical Garden on Vineyard Boulevard, which will stay open until 6 p.m. on Thursday. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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