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Titan News

June 25, 2009

Our Titan Arum inflorescence continues to add about an inch a day and, now that the purple pigment is showing in its skirt-like spathe, is expected to open Sunday afternoon after which it will stay open somewhere between 24 and 48 hours before beginning to collapse. This is the period when the vile, fly mesmerizing, stench is emitted. Don’t miss it! We’ve planned 2 more viewing (and sniffing) opportunities:
Sunday from 2 to 6 PM at the New GH and Monday, same place and times. I and 2 members of FOTGH will be on hand to answer questions and lead GH tours. FOTGH tee-shirts and handbags will be on sale and there will be an opportunity to contribute to our Feed the Tuber Fund. Bring a friend! The New GH is located behind Thornton and Hensill Halls. If coming from 19th Ave., walk into campus between Hensill Hall and the Science Building, turn right just after Thornton Hall and walk around to the back, proceed right again and you will see a row of greenhouses to your left and the entry ramp. The Titan will be in House number 3.
Check back here on Sat. to find out if our Titan opens early!

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