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Titan Watch at Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • Subject: Titan Watch at Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: "Craig Allen" <callen@fairchildgarden.org>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 15:09:32 -0500 (CDT)

Titan Watch 4/23/2001:
Amorphophallus titanum (#83) = 19" tall.  Leaf or bloom? Don't know yet, but
I should any day now.
A. gigas (#84) = 137" open and stinking. There are periodic waves of (dead
animal) odor. Visitor keep missing the flower because it is up near the
roof.
A. paeoniifolius (#2741 & #2318) both opened this morning... little odor
yet. Pretty dramatic when you see it potted on a bench and the flower is
right in front of your face. One of the inflorescence is fairly small for
this species.

A. henryi (#2736) finished blooming, fading out.
A. muellerii (#2743) open but fading.

Anyone coming to the Aroid Society meeting this evening (Monday, April 23),
will have a chance to visit the Conservatory and see the giant A. gigas from
Sumatra in bloom.
Craig M. Allen
Conservatory Manager
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables(Miami), Florida, USA  33156-4296
Tel. 305-667-1651 ext. 3320
Fax 305-661-8953
e-mail callen@fairchildgarden.org
web: www.ftg.org





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