15 Jan 2021

Corpse flower, with rancid 'rotting corpse' odour, expected to bloom in Dunedin

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 15 January 2021

In Dunedin, all eyes are on a famous corpse flower at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

It blooms sporadically and emits an odour so rancid it's been compared to a rotting corpse in the process.

Keenly waiting on that smell is the garden's Winter Garden Plant Collection Curator, Stephen Bishop.

He spoke to Te Aniwa Hurihanganui.