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A Fifth Amorphophallus titanum (Corpse Flower) Bloomed on August 24 Releasing its Famous Stench!A Fifth Amorphophallus titanum (Corpse Flower) Bloomed on August 24 Releasing its Famous Stench

 

IT BLOOMED! IT STUNK! WHAT'S NEXT?

The fifth Amorphophallus titanum or "Corpse Flower" bloomed in the Conservatory on August 24, reaching a height of 66 inches before releasing its foul-smelling odor. Now the plant will turn its energies to the next stage of its cycle: bearing fruit. Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, can reach more than 6 feet in height when it blooms, opening to a diameter of 3–4 feet. But the plant is perhaps most famous—or infamous—for its exceptionally foul odor. Hence the nickname, Corpse Flower. A Titan Arum in bloom is as rare as it is spectacular. A plant can go for many years without flowering, and when it does the bloom lasts only one or two days. More about Amorphophallus titanum   


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