The corpse flower isn’t doing much better in its native home of Sumatra, where its numbers are dwindling because of deforestation for lumber and crops. In 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the plant as endangered. There are fewer than 1,000 individuals still in the wild.
— Read more in The Corpse Flower Is Not in the Mood: Saving the world’s stinkiest plant would be easier if it had any interest in reproducing at The Atlantic.
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