You wouldn’t usually expect a giant phallic-shaped object with a pungent smell to attract legions of misty-eyed horticulturists – but a 1.9 metre high ‘penis flower’ has done just that.
Actually named Titan’s Penis (yes, seriously), the towering plant native to the rainforests of Indonesia can lay dormant for up to 15 years.
But this Amorphophallus Titanum – to give it its full Latin title – has bloomed to a colossal 1.91 metres high, when, er, fully erect.
Thrill-seeking visitors to the Botanical Gardens of Copenhagen were treated to the flower in all its glory and marvelled at its impressive diameter of 95cm.
Titan’s tackle has taken advantage of being the talk of the flowerbeds, blooming for the second time in just two years.
But there seems to be one small problem: the flower gives off a smell so foul and repugnant it has earned the nickname ‘The Corpse Flower’.
Titan might want to get that sorted out…
Crowds have flocked in their hundreds to see the spectacle as it may only bloom for one or two days before wilting again.
The Danish beast sparked ‘flower envy’ this week when it was pitted against a rival Titan’s Penis which bloomed at the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France.
But it came out on top in the size-stakes – leaving its Gaellic rival to sheepishly wilt down from a frankly embarrassing height of 1.6 metres.
See Titan’s Penis bloom in the amazing timelapse video above.