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    Giant "corpse flower" blooms in Germany

    Oh Yakwoman.... where are you? LOL

    The world's tallest -- and smelliest -- flower has bloomed, reaching a height of 2.94 metres, 18 centimetres (approx 10 feet) more than the previous record for the species, the Stuttgart botanical garden said on Friday. The Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus Titanum, nicknamed "corpse flower" because of its putrid stench, blooms rarely and briefly.

    Garden staff have nicknamed the purple flower "Diva" and are charting its life on their web site, www.wilhelma.de.

    But those keen for a glimpse, or a whiff, in person must be quick: just 24 hours after the 11 year-old plant produced its first flower, the bloom began to wilt on Friday.




    http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyE

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    Oh I remember watching the webcam for the other one...all for nothing! I missed it bloom...lol. I have no idea why I even bothered, it was the strangest thing...and my daughter would come home from school and ask to check on the stinkin flower. So, of course, I had to check on this thread.

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    Yup, yakwoman and I were obsessed with the stinky flower last year



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