Titum arum set to bloom in Leiden


Titum arum set to bloom in Leiden

Friday 19 June 2009

One of the world's strangest plants, the giant titan arum (amorphophallus titanum), is expected to bloom at Leiden's botanical gardens on Sunday night.

The botanical gardens are open on Sunday evening as part of midsummer celebrations.

The titan arum produces the world's biggest flowers after eight to 15 year's of growth. The flowers, which have a terrible stench like rotting meat, last just two nights.

A second plant is set to flower in about three weeks time, garden officials said.

For a link to the webcam, click here

© DutchNews.nl

Posted via email from John Dierckx

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