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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:04 AM

The corpse flower opened - yesterday

UPDATE: The corpse flower has started its bloom cycle as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28! We will remain open 9 a.m. 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, to accommodate the bloom!

Corpse Flower Cam at NYBG

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csziggy Jul 2016 OP
rocktivity Jul 2016 #1
Liberal In Texas Jul 2016 #2
Bucky Jul 2016 #4
csziggy Jul 2016 #5
KMOD Jul 2016 #3
Mosby Jul 2016 #6
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #8
Princess Turandot Jul 2016 #7
a kennedy Jul 2016 #9
dembotoz Jul 2016 #10

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:24 AM

1. DU is no stranger to corspe flowers

Who remembers this one in California?



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025147300


rocktivity

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:30 AM

2. At what point in the video does it open?

Just a stalk as far as I can see...

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:39 AM

4. rigor mortis

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:00 AM

5. The link I provided is a live feed - I think the flower is now closing

Here is one from the Chicago Botanic Garden going through the entire cycle - it takes days.



Here is another:

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:31 AM

3. They had one at Binghamton University,

 

that bloomed while my oldest daughter was there.

I remember her telling me that the smell was putrid.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 01:05 AM

6. dont they smell really bad?

I hate to say it but I wish I could smell it just to see.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 02:49 AM

8. Like a corpse, hence the name

They attract insects that feed on decaying flesh. They are their pollinators.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 02:30 AM

7. Here's a short video abt it from the beginning of the week..

which includes some shots of what it looked like last Monday, with some information on the plant.



Ten years 'til the next time!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:06 AM

9. This was the first time I've ever heard of this stinky flower.......

http://www.wpr.org/corpse-flower-bloom-uw-madison-greenhouse No video, just information on the plant.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:29 AM

10. they were searching for one in cleveland some days ago....lots of smell but they did not find the

flower

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