I Don't Have a Garden, but I Watch One on TV

Titan Arum,Time Lapse

 

Posted by on September 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm, in the category I Don't Have a Garden, but I Watch One on TV.
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5 Responses to “Titan Arum,Time Lapse”

  1. Spectacular. Vague sexual confusion? I don’t know. But sexual SOMETHING.

    The botanical name is:
    Amorphophallus titanum

    Greek amorphos (misshapen)
    + phallos (“penis”)

    “titan” is rather obvious.

    This is the “huge misshapen penis flower.”

    And something else too.

    Hmmmnn.

    Thanks for putting this up. I’d like to see one in person, but I’m NOT anxious to smell one.

  2. layanee says:

    That’s a big one all right! Verrrry interesting.

  3. I felt some wonder at the volume of people passing by during the time-lapse. It’s cool to see that much interest in a plant.

    Henry Mitchell wrote about this plant long ago, and thanks to Amy I’ve now seen one. Wish Henry could have stuck around long enough for YouTube.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. Stuart says:

    This is such an incredible flower. Cheers for including this link – great to see.

  5. Although it’s supposed to be pretty difficult to do, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden managed to pollinate “Titania the Titan” and now she’s fruiting.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/spidra/1436177080/in/set-72157602138176023/

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