The chemistry of the corpse flower's wretched stenchRobbie Gonzalez7/31/13 11:30amFiled to: chemistrytitan arumcorpse flowerscienceus botanic gardenflowerAmorphophallus titanumbotanybiology151EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Earlier this month, a titan arum (a.k.a. "corpse flower," a.k.a. amorphophallus titanum, a.k.a. "large, misshapen penis") bloomed for the first time in over half a decade at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. In this quick video from BytesizeScience, the USBG's public science educator Todd Brethauer explains the science behind the plant's legendary stank.