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[Aroid-l] Amorph titanum flowering in Sydney, Australia

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorph titanum flowering in Sydney, Australia
  • From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman@ozemail.com.au>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 08:55:40 +1000

Howdy All,

I found out on the news last night that Amorphophallus titanum is currently in flower in the Tropical House at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. I thought I'd inform the group in case there was anyone who was in Sydney who didn't know about it and wanted to see it.

If I'd known about it being about to open I would have arranged to get up there to see it, but unfortunately it only appeared on the news last night already in flower and I couldn't just drop everything to get up there and see it today. Most frustrating as i definitely would have got up there if I'd known. <sigh>

Hopefully all of those on this list in the Sydney region interested in Amorphs will get a chance to view it as it is only the second time there has ever been a flowering in Australia I have been told. Last night the Botanic Gardens remained open until midnight to allow people to view it. I'd imagine if still open this evening the same will likely apply.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia (a few hours south of Sydney unfortunately)

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