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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Amorphophallus titanum at Denver Botanic Gardens

Amorphophallus titanum on August 5th, at 10:20 p.m. after starting to slowly open earlier in the afternoon (5:20 p.m.)

If you are in the Denver area during this weekend (August 6-7) stop by Denver Botanic Gardens and see the blooming corpse flower - Amorphophallus titanum. Peek in Marnie's Pavilion and you can see and smell it. Last night at 10:20 p.m. the smell was already very strong.
Earlier (1 p.m.) on August 5th we did the daily measurements: the spadix had only grown 1/2" since yesterday, the total height was now almost 64" (click to enlarge)

The spathe was truly beautiful and had started to loosen slightly (1 p.m., Aug 5)

What about our Stinky, Amorphophallus titanum that bloomed last year? It has rested one year and now entering the leaf state. The leaflets are starting to separate. It is tall, strong and monumental.
(Please click to enlarge)

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