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The stench of rotting flesh will soon permeate the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), possibly today (July 25), when a rare plant known as a corpse flower blooms and releases an odor similar to that of putrefying flesh, botanists say.
Delicate, though possibly deadly, flowers trapped in amber for some 30 million years have been discovered, say scientists who discovered the flowers, which belong to the same genus as poisonous plants used to make strychnine and curare.
Scientists have unearthed ancient pollen grains with microscopic features typically seen in flowering plants. These well-preserved fossils are 245 million years old, dating back to the earliest known dinosaur in the Middle Triassic period.