Isn't this spectacular? I don't know who's more agog, me or the flies. They are swarming around this thing, and it's no wonder. The stench is gag-inducing. Even my dogs won't go near it.
But my heavens, I've been waiting years for this. The flower itself is over 18" long.
I am squelching the urge to show it to my husband. He might get a complex.