Amorphophallus Titanum is the world’s largest flower and after five long years it has bloomed in Tokyo. Nature never ceases to amazes us, sometimes it takes your breathe away and sometimes it does so with a bit of horror.

You expect flowers that you can hold in your hand but it’s scarily beautiful to see a 6 feet high flower. The flower that blooms extremely rarely has done so in Jindai Botinaical Gardens in Chofu, Japan. The garden has extended their visiting hours so that more people can visit the garden. [Read: Fukushima radiation effect- Mutant daisy flower grows near nuclear plant; pictures go viral]

The flower’s bloom stays for two to three days and given the rarity of the phenomenon. The flower has a very foul smelling odour which resembles that of rotting meat. The smell attracts flies for pollination. It is classified as a ‘vulnerable’ species with the next stage endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.