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Enthusiastic crowds turned out to see the Corpse Flower when it last bloomed at The Huntington on June 4, 2010.

The flower was at its fullest (and foulest) during the first 12 hours of its bloom, when it was at the peak of its fertility. After it ceases to be receptive to pollination, the Corpse Flower begins to close up its petal-like spathe, and the odor it has been emitting to lure pollinating insects begins to dissipate. Over the next 6 months, hundreds of small orange berries will begin to develop at the base of the spadix.

 

Last Bloom Recorded:   FRI, JUNE 4, 2010, 5 P.M. AT FULL BLOOM

Last Bloom Recorded: 

FRI, JUNE 4, 2010, 5 P.M. AT FULL BLOOM

 

Track Daily Growth (inches)

date height difference
05/19/10 19.50 -
05/20/10 21.50 +2.00
05/21/10 22.00 +0.50
05/22/10 23.75 +1.75
05/23/10 25.75 +2.00
05/24/10 27.25 +1.50
05/25/10 30.00 +2.75
05/26/10 31.50 +1.50
05/27/10 33.75 +2.25
05/28/10 35.25 +1.50
05/29/10 38.00 +4.25
05/30/10 39.50 +1.50
05/31/10 41.00 +1.50
06/01/10 42.25 +1.25
06/02/10 43.00 +2.00
06/03/10 44.00 +1.00
06.04/10 45.00 +1.00

 


"Stinky 2010" Day to Day

 

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MON, MAY 31, 2010

 

TUES, JUNE 1, 2010

 

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THURS, JUNE 3, 2010

 

FRI, JUNE 4, 9:54 AM

 

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FRI, JUNE 4, 5 PM

 

SAT, JUNE 5, 12:19 PM

 

MON, JUNE 7, 9:46 AM

 

 

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