Thursday, August 17, 2006

Amorphophallus Titanum

At the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, an Amorphophallus Titanum bloomed for the first time in NYC since 1939. But wait, it gets better. The Amorphophallus Titanum is nicknamed the corpse flower because when it blooms, it releases the stench of putrification for 24 hours. Even better, the corpse flower is a blossom that is between four and nine feet tall. Just the flower part!! Now this: at the Bk Botanic Gardens, they'd named their corpse flower Baby. Cute enough, but even cuter is the fact that the Borough President signed a proclamation declaring August 10th, 2006 "Amorphophallus Titanum aka "Baby, the Corpse Flower" Bloom Day.' A holiday for a gigantic flower that smells like dead people. I cannot believe how much I love this place.

titan arum


sunsetandcamden said...

That is amazing!!

lolo said...

This struck me as something that you would appreciate. As for me? I am eating french fries and crying because of daylight savings time.