Corpse Flower on Show
**Update: Friday 26 October 2018. After a long wait, the Corpse Flower has bloomed at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. You can view it at The Bicentennial Conservatory at Adelaide Botanic Garden, which will be open until 9:30pm tonight (last entry 9:15pm).***
The Corpse flower, or Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is known for its striking appearance, immense stature and pungent odour, which is said to resemble rotting flesh. The flower can grow up to three metres tall, making it one of the biggest flowers in the world.
The strong scent of the Corpse Flower is very effective at attracting pollinators in the wild, but it can take ten years for the plant to flower. Once a flower emerges, it lasts for just 48 hours and it can take another three years for a new flower to emerge.
The Corpse Flower at Adelaide Botanic Garden is housed in the Bicentennial Conservatory and could bloom as early as 11 October.
This plant is endemic to rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia and is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. The propagation of the Corpse Flower at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia contributes to the global conservation of this unique plant. The flower could open any day now, releasing its potent odour to attract sweat bees and carrion beetles as pollinators.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Botanic Gardens of SA website.
What: Corpse Flower on Show
When: Expected to bloom anytime after 11 October 2018 | See updates here
Where: Bicentennial Conservatory | Adelaide Botanic Garden | North Terrace, Adelaide
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Image Source: Adelaide Botanic Garden Facebook, Environment SA Good Living website
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