Indonesian locals stumble across rare plant recognised as the world's smelliest

A group of villagers in West Sumatra, Indonesia, stumbled across the rare titan arum which is recognised as the world's smelliest plant. Footage from April 15 shows the locals examining the vibrant red fruit of the plant known as the corpse flower due to its unpleasant smell. However, the villagers noticed that these plants were not like the others as they did not emit a foul odour. Win Choto, 58, a local resident, said that the discovery of a corpse flower that bears fruit similar to a palm fruit with a height of 179 centimetres and a waist circumference of 40 centimetres in this location is the first finding. Residents have reported their findings to the West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and hope that this location can be used as a tourist attraction. Vera Ciko, a BKSDA officer, has checked and admitted that this is the first time he has found corpse flowers like this. "We expect good pollination to produce fruit like this, then we will do research again as this is the first time we have found a case like this," Ciko said.