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Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum bloom in Indonesia

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum bloom in Indonesia
  • From: piaba <piabinha@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:15:39 -0800 (PST)

just a small point... i think they may have gotten the
location wrong.  cibodas is a separate BG from the one
in bogor, i believe cibodas is higher up in the
mountain (and further east) and grows mostly cooler
growing plants.  i'd think the titanum are grown in
the bogor garden.  does anyone know?

tsuh yang

--- Al Wootten <awootten@nrao.edu> wrote:
> From yahoo
> The Amorphophallus titanum - known locally as a
> "carcass
> flower" for the stench its bulbs emit upon opening -
> blossomed
> Thursday at the Cibodas Botanical Garden in Bogor. 
> The flower, one of the largest and smelliest in the
> world, comes
> from the rain forests of Sumatra island, and
> typically grows to
> more than 9 feet tall. 
> Officials at the garden on the southern outskirts of
> the capital
> Jakarta claimed this particular flower reached a
> height of 9.5 feet
> - a new record as the tallest Amorphophallus
> titanum. 
> Inhale...
> Clear skies,
> Al

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