The UCR Botanic Gardens has a BIG botanical event happening this week—a once in a decade flowering of a huge and rare tropical plant, the corpse plant, Amorphophallus titanum. It produces the worlds biggest inflorescence (flowering stalk) and is renowned. Visit the UCR Botanic Gardens Greenhouse to witness firsthand this rare phenomenon.
July 22nd update: Little Miss Stinky is taking her time to open so we are on daily watch! Watch the live video feed on the CNAS YouTube page www.youtube.com/ucrcnas
July 24th update: Stunning (and stinky)! The Corpse plant is blooming! Visit the Botanic Gardens 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM today!
July 25th update: Thank you everyone who made Little Miss Stinky's debut flowering such a fantastic event. She has closed now and the stink has subsided, so now we're beginning the collection of pollen to freeze for a future flowering event or sharing with other gardens in the worldwide conservation effort to protect corpse flowers everywhere.
Read the Inside UCR article.