Titan Arum: Part Two

On 01 February 2018 we visited the Dunedin Botanic Garden again and checked on the progress of the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum or corpse flower). We were very nervous that the flower mightn’t open before we moved house, away from Dunedin on 05 February!

Just to be clear – this is an unopened flower. At this stage there is no nauseating stench!

In the bottom photo you can also see the foliage of another titan arum (far-left; an umbrella of branched leaflets on a tall thick stalk). I think this is technically just one ‘leaf’ as the whole thing has grown from a single bud.

This post continues Titan Arum: Part One

– A special thank you to my husband Nigel who took all the photos that I’m publishing of the titan arum. When he gets the time, Nigel blogs at Growplan


** Click on any photo to enlarge **

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Text by Liz and Photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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    1. Thank you Pete. It is wonderful to re-live this wonderful experience. Nigel was really good to take lots of photos. I had a couple of months where I took no photos. This was because if I take photos I’m a compulsive blogger, and I needed to organise, tidy, clean, pack and be ready to move on 05 Feb. So for a couple of months I took no photos which guaranteed I did not blog !!!

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