In Chicago blossomed giant stinking flowers
In the Botanical garden in Chicago at the same time flourished two of the Amorphophallus titanum, a huge tropical plants, smelling like a mixture of rotten eggs and fish.
In the Botanical garden in Chicago at the same time flourished two of the Amorphophallus titanum, a huge tropical plants, smelling like a mixture of rotten eggs and fish. This was reported on the website of the garden.
Visiting the corpse flowers! (at @ChicagoBotanic Garden in Glencoe, IL) https://t.co/1W0Xd5aLsY pic.twitter.com/87CjGUAnGs
— Katie Levin (@katiejlevin) 2 Jun 2017
Amorphophallus blooms once every ten years, and flowering continues for several days. The plant reaches heights up to two meters, and emits a fetid smell to attract pollinating beetles and flies.
Java is the #CorpseFlower in bloom at @chicagobotanic #CBGTitanTwins … what a fantastic smell! pic.twitter.com/eFnuZfDAtz
— Andy Spencer (@zuctronic) 31 may 2017
“Two Amorphophallus bloom at the same time is very rare, this is an unusual phenomenon in North America we are seeing for the first time,” — said biologist Greg Mueller.
#CBGTitanTwins @chicagobotanic were amazing!Look at those faces! @CarlSchurzHS #plants #science #education #corpseflower #titanarum #explore pic.twitter.com/6thQwjdKIi
— Mr. Arsenie (@MrArsenie) 31 may 2017
These rare flowers are found in only one place on Earth — on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Due to deforestation on the island of the flower were almost decimated. Now Botanic gardens around the world cultivate and preserve this rare plant.