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  A.titanum in Atlanta
From: "Susan T. Staiger" <ststaiger at earthlink.net> on 1998.06.30 at 19:14:09(2392)
After reading that an article about the Atlanta titanum was in the "AJC
"( whatever that was)I set out to find the story. The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution is a very internet user friendly paper. You can
e-mail articles directly to anyone----a good feature that a certain
Miami paper should think about adding to it's online version.Anyway, I'm
going to send the article to aroid-l. Hope you all enjoy it.
Susan

From: "Susan T. Staiger" <ststaiger at earthlink.net> on 1998.07.01 at 06:09:04(2396)
Sorry, I have been informed that one cannot simply send on such things
as the Atlanta newspaper article without choking the aroid-l system.
Therefore, I shall give you the URL and you can have the fun of looking
it up yourselves. My knowledge of computers is still pretty dismal, but
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From: "Susan T. Staiger" <ststaiger at earthlink.net> on 1998.07.02 at 06:29:29(2405)
The Atlanta Botanical Garden's website now has a section on their
titanum. From the latest picture and my observations here in Miami, it
looks to be nearly a week from opening. It is found at :
www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org Enjoy!!!
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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1998.07.04 at 07:35:12(2411)
>>The Atlanta Botanical Garden's website now has a section on their
titanum. From the latest picture and my observations here in Miami, it
looks to be nearly a week from opening. It is found at :
www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org Enjoy!!!
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From: Daryl Pulis <pulis at mindspring.com> on 1998.07.04 at 16:57:09(2413)
Julius,

Geri Laufer from the Atlanta Botanical Garden spoke at length about the A.
titanum on my radio show this morning. Some of the points she made were that
the coolness of the air conditioned lobby of the Conservatory has slowed it
down a bit. It is currently just shy of 6 feet tall. It is still expected to
open later this week, perhaps on the 8th, though as both Rons (Determan and
Gagliardo ) pointed out to her many times, it is is a living organism and
will do as it wishes ;-) She said that new pictures were sent to the person
handling the website, but that presumably the holiday has slowed down its
update. She expects that the new pictures will be up by Monday.

BTW, She also mentioned that when it was moved from the greenhouse to the
conservatory that it was already too big to fit through the door, and much
staking and wrapping with foam material was done and many prayers said!

Daryl

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1998.07.05 at 08:18:40(2419)
>>Julius,

Geri Laufer from the Atlanta Botanical Garden spoke at length about the A.
titanum on my radio show this morning. Some of the points she made were that
the coolness of the air conditioned lobby of the Conservatory has slowed it
down a bit. It is currently just shy of 6 feet tall. It is still expected to
open later this week, perhaps on the 8th, though as both Rons (Determan and
Gagliardo ) pointed out to her many times, it is is a living organism and
will do as it wishes ;-) She said that new pictures were sent to the person
handling the website, but that presumably the holiday has slowed down its
update. She expects that the new pictures will be up by Monday.

BTW, She also mentioned that when it was moved from the greenhouse to the
conservatory that it was already too big to fit through the door, and much
staking and wrapping with foam material was done and many prayers said!

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From: Dana <dana at homecom.com> on 1998.07.06 at 07:02:55(2429)
Hey everyone..
Got to swing by the ABG last night and see the blooming titanum up
close. It was fully open yesterday, although the odor wasn't quite as
bad as I'd anticipated! They had it up there surrounded by a number of
other potted Amorphophalli in various stages of leafing out. They even
had a smallish bulbifer bearing seeds that were sprouting while still
attatched to the parent plant. Anyway, the titanum was quite
spectacular, and if I'm lucky I may try to run by again tonight.

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