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Corpse flower approaching its one day bloom

The Titan Arum, or the corpse flower, is close to blooming in the H.F. Thut Greenhouse. The plant is set to bloom in late June to early July and is expected to be as tall as eight feet.

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 14, 2018

The Titan Arum or Amorphophallus titanum ("corpse flower" in layman's term) at the H. F. Thut Greenhouse, is approaching it’s bi-annual bloom. Known commonly as the corpse flower because of it’s unique sent, the flower only blooms for one day and it usually blooms at night. Steven Malehorn...

Titan Arum: Eastern’s corpse flower to bloom (Updated)

Steven Malehorn, greenhouse manager, measures the height of the Titan Arum Thursday in Thut Greenhouse. This flower was 69.5 inches tall at the time, but Malehorn said he hopes it will beat the 76-inch record from the previous bloom in 2014.

Molly Dotson, Staff Reporter

June 29, 2016

Update 12:20 p.m., June 29:  Greenhouse manager Steven Malehorn has issued his "first bloom alert," according to a press release. Malehorn expects the flower to bloom either today or Thursday. Blooming lasts for only a few hours. According to the blog, the temperature when Malehorn stoppe...

The Blooming of the Corpse Flower: Tropical flower to bloom with rotten odor

The Blooming of the Corpse Flower: Tropical flower to bloom with rotten odor

Danielle Tadlock, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2014

Amorphophallus titanum, or the corpus flower, blooms every two years at Eastern’s Thut Greenhouse. The Thut Greenhouse provides plants for the biological sciences department and contains roughly 2000 different plants. Steven Malehorn, greenhouse manager since 1998, predicts the corpse flower...

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