Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) flowering at Cornell University (livestream)

So much going on outside with the unseasonably warm weather. But my week has been tied up with setting up this live feed and other logistics with our ‘blessed event’ here at Cornell.

You won’t see anything in the stream until daylight. But we will light it when the bloom opens (possibly this weekend) until 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

While the commercial runs, you can read more about what’s going on here.

Did I mention: This species has only flowered in cultivation 140 times? If you’re in the neighborhood, it’s worth a trip over to see it.

More pictures here.

titan arum at cornell

Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station greenhouse grower Jenny Rothenberg and greenhouse manager Andy Leed admire the Titan Arum, or “corpse plant,” which is expected to bloom later this week. Photo by Vitaliy Darovskikh/Cornell University

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4 thoughts on “Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) flowering at Cornell University (livestream)”

  1. I was able to smell the one at Fairchild once. It was not as overpowering as I expected. Have you smelled this one before?

  2. gtk Misti

    I’ve gotten conflicting report. I have to be in there several times a day to change batteries in still camera I have going for time lapse I hope to make. Some have told me I’ll regret committing to that.

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