Senryu : corpse flower

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corpse flower, please bloom
we all are watching. Don’t be shy!
live feed streamed worldwide

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Live video feed of the corpse at the Tucson Botanical Garden. It only blooms after 10 years and for about 24-36 hours. If you go to the you-tube feed, people are commenting live while they wait. It is going to bloom any minute — hence the live feed. It’s real name is Amorphophallus Titanum. I’d tell you what that means but we’re PG, lol. (I knew that would make you run to your latin dictionary!)

The Garden hope to pollinate it within the short blooming window.  Every once in a while you’ll see staff walk into view or other people when the garden is open.  The staff released more butterflies just a little bit ago. For a bit the black butterfly was fluttering a lot but he seems to be taking a nap now.

On the day the flower  blooms, the Tucson Botanical Gardens will be open until 10pm.

People are commenting live on the you-tube live stream.  Sometimes it looks like it’s not live but if you look at the vine to the left, it sways gently.  Sometimes the butterflies land on the camera so may block the view for a second or two.  Occasionally the live feed is interrupted by Cox commercials but what can you do.  Hope Cox is paying the Gardens and not just you-tube)

(note: I did post this video and the first paragraph text on one of my other blogs so for any crossfollowers, sorry.  And yeah, I’m also going to go post this on CactusCatz.  I just think the flower is so cool.  Hope it blooms soon.)

 

9 thoughts on “Senryu : corpse flower”

    1. glad I could share. I find the way people around the world are following a plant’s event fascinating. So glad it didn’t give the flower “performance anxiety” and it opened.

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    1. I hope the pollination is successful too. Although if it is, it’ll be close to a decade before the babies flower. Botanists must be really patient.

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    1. Glad you found the flower interesting. There might be one out near you — the problem is how long it is inbetween blooms. I wonder if people “live video” hop the flowers as each one comes into season the way we blog hop.

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