The Chemistry of the Corpse Flower

In this video by Bitesize Science, Todd Brethauer of the United States Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C. explains the chemistry of the corpse flower, a gigantic flowering plant from Indonesia that is notorious for its foul odor. A corpse flower at the United States Botanic Gardens recently bloomed, an event that drew 130,000 visitors to the gardens as the plant may go years or decades between blooms.

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