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    Corpse plant flower opens in Dunedin

    The corpse plant flower at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has opened and glasshouse hours have been extended so people can see it.


    The corpse plant flower at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has opened.

    Famous for producing one of the world's largest flowers and a nauseating smell, comparable to rotting flesh, the flower is expected to draw large crowds.

    Dunedin City Council says people can visit the plant at the winter garden glasshouse, which will be open for extended hours until 8.30pm on Saturday, and on Sunday from 9am to 8.30pm.

    Botanic Garden team leader Alan Matchett said the flower began opening just after 12pm on Saturday. By the evening the flower wasn't yet fully opened but the smell was there.

    The plant was gifted to the garden 10 years ago and this is the first time it has flowered.

    "There's not much time to see it; the flower only lasts around 24 to 36 hours," Dunedin Botanic Garden Collection curator Stephen Bishop has said.

    He said it was worth a visit because the gardens had no idea when it might flower again in the future.

    The first time a corpse flower opened in New Zealand was at the Auckland Domain Wintergarden in 2013 and thousands of people flocked to see and smell the rare plant.


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