Friday, June 24, 2011

Ted the Titan Arum

There's a cool rare flower on campus at UCD called a Titan Arum, at the Botanical Conservatory.  It's common name is Corpse Flower because of the smell it lets off as it blooms.  It only blooms one time every two years, and the past couple years we've been out of town, but this year we've got Cora, so we're around.  Here are a bunch of photos.

 Cora hanging out with Ted, the Titan Arum.

 Ted in full bloom.

 Looking down at the spadix.

 Ted in the near infrared.

Another near-IR shot of Ted.

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