May 22, 2024, 07:22 PM IST

8 stinkiest fruits and flowers you need to know about

Pravrajya Suruchi

Durian: The undisputed king of stinky fruits, durian is known for its pungent odor often described as a combination of rotten onions, garbage, and vomit.

Stinkhorn: Also known as the devils' horn or corpse flower, the stinkhorn fungus resembles a phallic-shaped sack covered in a slimy green or red mesh.

Jackfruit: While the ripe flesh of jackfruit is known for its sweet and fruity flavor, unripe jackfruit has a strong, unpleasant odor that some compare to sweaty gym socks or burnt rubber.

Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum): This rare flower holds the record for the smelliest flower in the world.

Hydnora Africana: This parasitic plant native to South Africa has a brownish-red flower with a foul odor like feces.

Stapelia: These succulent plants native to South Africa have star-shaped flowers with a sweet, rotting flesh smell.

Rafflesia: This giant parasitic flower native to Southeast Asia can grow up to three feet wide.

Disclaimer: This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports