The blossom of the titan arum, whose Latin name Amorphophallus titanum means something like “giant misshapen penis”, was a spectacle that attracted countless visitors to the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna on Sunday and Monday. Especially since the gigantic plant bloomed for the first time in Vienna. Incidentally, it only does this about every three years, and it releases a bestial smell. “It smelled like someone had left a dead rat in the sun for five days,” said one visitor. The flower of Willi – named after the Viennese researcher of the arum family Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794-1865) – could be admired until Monday evening.