Monday, August 15, 2016

Pic Today 8/15/16







OH, TO SMELL
THE CORPSE FLOWER 

Word was out . . .
the corpse flower was about to bloom.

And this is a rare event.
Very rare event.

There are very few corpse flowers,
Amorphophallus Titanum,
that exist in cultivation, 
and they bloom rarely
and under just the right conditions.

And it's big news when the specimen
at Missouri Botanical Garden
is about to bloom
(and release its "rotting flesh" aroma).
So, curious locals were lined up
on a rainy Sunday morning
to get a whiff.

There were long lines of curious noses
waiting their turn, in the rain.

(This rare giant plant is native to
Western Sumatra, flowering infrequently
and only for 24 hours.) 

11 comments:

  1. Bonjour Rick,
    Eh ! ben le temps n'était pas de la partie, cette plante est magnifique je ne le connait pas.
    Bonne journée, bises !

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  2. It finally happened!! uow!!
    It's like waiting for a child to born :)

    Did you seen the Time-lapse video I sent you through a comment a few days ago??

    And the scent? Did you had the oportunity to smel it?

    Scented kisses
    (^^)

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    1. Oh no, a time-lapse video embedded in one of your comments??? Totally missed it. What was the date of that entry? Or send it again.
      (I like your scented kisses . . .)

      And yes, the corpse flower was stinking up the garden. Powerful stuff.

      xoxo

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    2. I have a question:
      if the smell is so horrible, why are there so many people wanting to smell it? I don't get it!

      :P

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    3. Got it. Now I understand. Love the time-lapse video. Looks like a giant bird.
      Just tell the public you've got something horrible and nasty, and it will only be here for 24-hours . . .
      they will come.

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  3. Ist ja echt eine riesige Blüte.

    gruß
    Noke

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  4. Se podrían hacer muchos chistes sobre esta situación, tanta gente deseosa de percibir ese nauseabundo olor ...jeje.
    Buen complicado trabajo Rick.

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  5. Amigo Forrestal,la evolución de la naturaleza nos puede ofrecer esas cosas

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  6. I will admit that if I were closer, I would have been one of those people!

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