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  Titan Arum #3 for RBG Melbourne - March 2015
From: Jeremy P <drplantman at gmail.com> on 2015.03.01 at 09:53:12(23237)
Hi Aroidophiles,

I suspect the frequency of Titan's doing their thing has reduced the notification rate I've come across here of late, but nonetheless it's still pretty exciting to see another in the flesh!

I dropped past today and nabbed a pic (posted on G+) so opening can't be too far away now. The inside word is growth is averaging around 10cm per 24hrs and the sheaths have begun to part when I saw it today.

Always nice to have another one of these terrific plants show us just how happy it is!

Let me know if you'd like more updates as it progresses!

Jeremy

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2015.03.02 at 08:13:18(23239)

Hi Jeremy,

a very nice flower bud - unfortunately somehow too far to travel.......

Thx for posting, still always nice to see pics of new flowering events of the titan arum.

Best, Bernhard.

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From: Jeremy P <drplantman at gmail.com> on 2015.03.14 at 05:39:25(23242)

....and we're live! Latest pics as of 9am March 14th, in pretty much full glory:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102123705421620648049/albums/6121201388643427153

2.61m from soil to tip, so no world record breaker, but up there in good company - the word on the street says the record holders are measured inc the sub-soil measure to the top of the tuber... can anyone confirm or deny this for me?

Enjoy!

Jeremy P

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From: "Weaver, Bill (NorCal DCIS Team Lead)" <bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2015.03.14 at 20:13:53(23243)

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From: Jeremy P <drplantman at gmail.com> on 2015.03.15 at 00:27:51(23244)

I agree Bill - pretty sure the crew at the RBGM will wait til this one has died off (or well on the way) and then take a careful measurement. Begs the question though, given the tuber all but disintegrates when in leaf, does anyone know if how much reduction there typically is when these guys flower? Guess I'll hassle the staff for a weigh in result when all's said and done!

Dropped past today (March 15th) and it's closing up already:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102123705421620648049/albums/6121201388643427153

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From: "Weaver, Bill (NorCal DCIS Team Lead)" <bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2015.03.15 at 01:28:35(23245)

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From: Gareth <ghambridge at optusnet.com.au> on 2015.03.15 at 01:54:47(23246)
Well done RBGM. Well done to the staff who made it happen too. That's you JP. Cheers.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2015.03.15 at 09:39:59(23247)
Hi Jeremy,

the Guinnesworld record mentiones that the inflorescence was measured from the tip of the bloom to the top of the tuber:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/tallest-bloom

The former records are mentioned here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum#Cultivation

The one from Bonn in 2003 (2.74 m) was measured from the top of the soil:
http://botgart.uni-bonn.de/o_samm/titan/docs/sibbaldia5.pdf ; page 80

In Bonn they had a bloom of 2.90 m in 2013, but they do not mention the details of the measurement (top of the soil or top of the tuber):
http://botgart.uni-bonn.de/o_samm/titan/titanevents.php

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From: Jeremy P <drplantman at gmail.com> on 2015.03.16 at 08:44:16(23250)
That's terrific, thanks Bernhard!

JP

On 15 March 2015 at 20:39, StroWi@t-online.de wrote:

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From: Emily Colletti <Emily.Colletti at mobot.org> on 2015.03.16 at 13:14:22(23251)

Thanks for sharing your titan bloom with all of us! and I agree - somehow I think I'll never quite get over the pleasure of one of these guys doing its thing as J stated in the email stream below. I have been the proud care taker of the five that bloomed at Missouri Botanical Garden and just like my children none of them are totally alike or totally predictable.

Happy growing

Emily

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From: Jeremy P <drplantman at gmail.com> on 2015.03.17 at 07:15:44(23254)

Hi Emily,

My pleasure and glad it is of enjoyment to someone other than just me!

Congrats on being a 5-times Titan mother too - that's a nice number of notches on the belt. That leads me on to another slightly competitive question of wondering who has flowered the most in their care...

.... and fading away now... (March 17th update c/RBGM Facebook)

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From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2015.03.19 at 17:17:53(23258)
I think I counted 7 for Wisconsin/ Madison, but I know Huntington has had a lot, also Bonn.

The flowerings used to be so rare, I remember some friends and I flew to Florida to see Mr. Stinky bloom in 2001 (awesome!) and how shocked I was to hear about Big Bucky blooming in my home state of Wisconsin only a month later. We got a laugh about that, could have saved some money and stayed home.

Susan

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