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The reason botanical gardensThe reason botanical gardens world-wide and universities have Titan arums is to protect a declining population. The Sumatra rainforests are disappearing rapidly and so are the Titans. Every plant, smelly or not, is part of the evolution of plant kingdom. It's important to preserve a link like the Titan and its genetics in order to understand more complex plants and how they evolved.

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