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

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum bloom in Indonesia
  • From: <pmdes@ionet.co.za>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 20:21:21 +0200
  • Disposition-notification-to: <pmdes@ionet.co.za>

Hi Everybody,
I was in Cibodas a few years ago. They had a few Amorphs growing there. I
cant remember what exactly they were.
Cibodas is higher up in the mountain and a bit cooler as well than Bogor.
Peter Wunderlin
RSA
----- Original Message -----
From: "piaba" <piabinha@yahoo.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum bloom in Indonesia


> 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
> >
> http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/indonesia_stinky_flower
> >
> > 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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