Scientists just found one of the world's largest flowers blooming in an Indonesian jungle

This rafflesia flower in a West Sumatran forest might be the largest flower ever recorded, Indonesian wildlife officials say. It measures nearly 4 feet in diameter.
(CNN)The rafflesia plant is often referred to as a "monster flower" for its parasitic properties and repugnant stench. Indonesian wildlife officials might've found the most monstrous flower of them all.
A rafflesia that recently bloomed in a West Sumatran forest is nearly 4 feet in diameter -- that would make it the largest flower ever recorded, according to the Natural Resources and Conservation Center in West Sumatra.
Curiously, it was the same location (and host plant) that produced what was the largest rafflesia ever recorded back in 2017. But this monster flower is 4 inches wider, CNN Indonesia reported.