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Ohio State Names Giant Stinky Phallic Flower After Jesse Owens

Ohio State’s Biological Sciences Greenhouse has its second endangered Amorphophallus titanum plant bloom in just over a year. The plants are often called “corpse flowers” because they smell like “roadkill on a hot summer day,” the greenhouse coordinator says. The plant’s formal name is from the Ancient Greek: amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus”, and titan, “giant.” Biological Sciences Greenhouse [...]

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