By CBSLA Staff

SAN MARINO (CBSLA) — The famous corpse flower was in full bloom Tuesday at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

“Behold Stankosaurus Rex, a majestic and smelly beast. Our 12th Amorphophallus titanum (#CorpseFlower) peaked in its bloom early this morning … Before it closes up, our botanical staff will be hand-pollinating the plant. Stay tuned!” The Huntington tweeted Tuesday morning.

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The flower began blooming on Monday night, allowing some visitors the chance to view it until 9 p.m., but tickets quickly sold out.

Unfortunately for people hoping to visit the flower, The Huntington was temporarily closed Tuesday.

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The museum and gardens will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday when guests can get a view — and a whiff — of what has been called the world’s largest flower.

Reservations can be made here.

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