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Giant Corpse Flower Blooms in Cornell's Greenhouse

By Veronique Greenwood | March 21, 2012 11:38 am

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On Sunday, Cornell University’s corpse flower, a gigantic Sumatran plant that reeks of death, bloomed. It was one of only 140 such plants to bloom in cultivation in recorded history.

The plant’s long central stalk, called a spadix, had been growing by a few inches a day since the beginning of March in preparation for the bloom, finally reaching more than 60 inches in height when the fleshy, dark red leaf around its base eventually unfurled on the 18th. Read More

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