Amorphophallus titan About to Flower at NYBG

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:52:59 PDT
Complete overhype. UC Berkeley has already had 9 blooms in the last decade

On Jul 20, 2016 2:37 PM, "Judy Glattstein" <> wrote:

> 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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