World’s largest blossom Titan Arum blooms in Japan

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World’s largest flower Titan Arum has bloomed for the first time in five years in Tokyo. The unique herbaceous plant that stands at two-metres has pulled viewers to the city’s Jindai Botanical Garden, which has been forced to extend its opening hours, News.com.au reported.

FULLERTON, UNITED STATES:  Visitors view the world's largest flower during the opening day of the display 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum in California.  The Indonesian titan arum "corpse flower" has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away.  It is the 12th time the 58-inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States.   (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)  AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

FULLERTON, UNITED STATES: Visitors view the world’s largest flower during the opening day of the display 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum in California. The Indonesian titan arum “corpse flower” has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58-inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The flower, also known as corpse flower due to its overpowering rotting meat smell, blooms maybe three or four times in its 40-year life for merely two or three days.

The last time the species bloomed in a public garden was in July, 2010.

The plant, native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, can grow to a height of three metres and has been classified as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due widespread deforestation threat.titan-arum 1titan-arum 2Visitors take pictures of a Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world's largest and rare tropical flower, at Basel's Botanical Garden April 23, 2011. The flower, which emits strong odour to attract pollinators, wilts and dies after two days. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Visitors take pictures of a Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the world’s largest and rare tropical flower, at Basel’s Botanical Garden April 23, 2011. The flower, which emits strong odour to attract pollinators, wilts and dies after two days. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (SWITZERLAND – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)