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Corpse Flower Watch: Day 9
July 9, 2010 · 8 Comments

As of 10 a.m. this morning Lois is 60 inches tall. Since yesterday she has grown three inches, and her spathe has turned from a pale to a deep purple. Her outer bracts have begun to fall off, indicating that she should open very soon. Our predictions remain the same, we believe she will open […]

Corpse Flower Watch: Day 8
July 8, 2010 · 5 Comments

Lois has grown another 4 inches since yesterday, putting her at an astounding 57 inches. Her outer spathe continues to turn purple at the tips, a sign that blooming will occur in the next few days. We are staying with our current prediction that she will be in full bloom sometime this weekend. Date           […]

The Amazing Amorphophallus – See It at HMNS!
July 6, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is pleased to present to you , for your viewing and olfactory pleasure: a celebrity among the plant community, the Amorphophallus titanum. Amorphophallus titanum, more politely referred to as titan arum or the corpse flower, has gained its celebrity status by having one of the largest, rarest, and smelliest flowers in […]

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