Corpse flower nearing end of bloom cycle

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Morty, a corpse flower that gives off the smell of rotting flesh in bloom, is nearing the end of his blooming cycle.

Corpse flowers are found in the rainforests of Indonesia and bloom every six to 10 years. It’s a rare sight and one still available at the Botanical Gardens on South Park Avenue.

Morty - Kristn Cutting

Officials say Morty is nearing the end of his blooming cycle. A hole has been cut in the flower so visitors can see Morty’s parts and keep an eye on pollination.

The hope is Morty will produce fruit over the next week or two. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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