Sunday, April 24, 2011

Amorphophallus titanum (Araceae)

Woody, the OSU Titan Arum is now open and ready for visitors. Stop by the Biological Sciences Greenhouse on the Ohio State University Campus on Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 1 - 9 p.m. to see this magnificent plant in bloom.

The OSU Biological Sciences greenhouse is accessed via the elevator tower. The entrance is between Aronoff Lab and Parking Garage K. Parking is available in the Neil Avenue Parking Garage.

The plant will be in bloom Sunday and Monday only. This rare plant is definitely worth seeing (and smelling). The common name is Corpse Flower - and it is aptly named.

I photographed the entire sequence of blooming this evening over the course of 6.5 hours. Photos are posted here:

Woody, the OSU Titan Arum's Facebook Page

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