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Amorphophallus Titanum aka "stinky plant" or "corpse plant" | by George Case, Kountry Roads Imaging
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Amorphophallus Titanum aka "stinky plant" or "corpse plant"

Thanks to an e-mail alert from Selby Gardens in Sarasota that this plant was about to bloom, my best friend, Cypress Image and I grabbed our cameras and hopped into my truck for the short ride to Sarasota. We were not disappointed. This plant has not bloomed at Selby since 2005 and when it does bloom, it only lasts for about a day and then it collapses under its own weight. Due to its pungent odor, it is also known as "stinky plant" or "corpse plant". This particular species comes from Sumatra in Indonesia.

 

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Taken on June 10, 2012