Follow the blooming of the Corpseflower. The Titan opened about halfway during the course of the morning and afternoon yesterday, giving off stronger waves of odor as the day progressed. The peak odor and opening was in the early evening and by 10PM the pulses of odor became less strong.
The daily progress of the Amorphophallus Titanum.
posted by jokeefe
on Jul 7, 2004 -
Paghat The Ratgirl
) is one of the more interesting people that I have encountered on the Internet. A frequent poster to the newsgroup rec.gardens, her gardening site
is an interesting mix of plant history and folklore, lovely images and a darn good place to get ideas on what to add to the yard next. She frequently posts to many other newsgroups as well and a quick google search
turns up thousands of messages by paghat, her detractors and her fans. She even has a gift shop
posted by bargle
on Jun 12, 2003 -
What's 95 inches tall, purple, and stinks like rotten meat?
Why, it's Amorphophallus titanum, the world's largest flower. One of them is about to bloom at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Botany, and the link will take you to a webcam waiting for it to bloom. One bloomed at Kew Gardens in the UK a couple of years ago to much fanfare, and there are only a dozen or so "in captivity".
posted by briank
on Jun 5, 2001 -