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Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum bloom in Indonesia
> just a small point... i think they may have gotten the
> location wrong. cibodas is a separate BG from the one
> in bogor, i believe cibodas is higher up in the
> mountain (and further east) and grows mostly cooler
> growing plants. i'd think the titanum are grown in
> the bogor garden. does anyone know?
> tsuh yang
> --- Al Wootten wrote:
> > From yahoo
> > The Amorphophallus titanum - known locally as a
> > "carcass
> > flower" for the stench its bulbs emit upon opening -
> > blossomed
> > Thursday at the Cibodas Botanical Garden in Bogor.
> > The flower, one of the largest and smelliest in the
> > world, comes
> > from the rain forests of Sumatra island, and
> > typically grows to
> > more than 9 feet tall.
> > Officials at the garden on the southern outskirts of
> > the capital
> > Jakarta claimed this particular flower reached a
> > height of 9.5 feet
> > - a new record as the tallest Amorphophallus
> > titanum.
> > Inhale...
> > Clear skies,
> > Al
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