Amorphophallus titan About to Flower at NYBG

Judy Glattstein
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:36:57 PDT
Here's their news release -

For the first time in nearly 80 years, one of the largest and most 
iconic flowers on Earth—the titan-arum—makes a rare public appearance at 
The New York Botanical Garden for a fleeting spectacle of size, color, 
and odor unlike any other in the plant kingdom.

The bloom of our /Amorphophallus titanum/, known to many as the corpse 
flower, is a horticultural jewel 10 years in the making. Each day of 
careful tending and feeding has led up to this moment: a brief (up to 36 
hours) yet glorious window in which the enormous plant (up to eight feet 
high) will unfurl, displaying the striking red interior and uncanny 
scent to which it owes its name. Whenever the titan-arum blooms, it 
causes a sensation.

This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what can only 
be described as a botanical phenomenon—don’t miss it! The 
/Amorphophallus titanum/ is on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory 
and ready to open any day now. This unique plant is unpredictable and 
may be in flower for only one or two days, so check 
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