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Since my #Chicago friends are getting to see the #corpseflower #bloom at the #chicagobotanicgarden , I thought I’d post a #retrospective of last year when #terrathetitan bloomed at the #conservatoryofflowers in #goldengatepark #sf #ca .
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#stinky #flower #blossom #conservatory #sanfrancisco #california #blossom #weird #goldengate #park #springvibes

Everyone flocked to see #TerratheTitan the largest #Amorphophallus but how about showing some love for Tina the Tiny....the tiniest #Amorphophallus currently on stink in the Potted Plants Gallery! #StinkAlert #FearlessLindseyStrikesAgain

A gigantic Corpse Flower that has yet to bloom. Corpse flowers give off a putrid stench that attracts flies, beetles, and other would-be pollinators. They're also among the biggest flowers in the world. #sanfrancisconservatoryofflowers #conservatoryofflowers #flower #corpseflower #terrathetitan #giantflower

Nursery Specialists unveiled #TerratheTitans insides today! In the spirit of the Summer of Love, the Conservatory of Flowers would like to invite the man who handled our Amorphophallus and his friend for a tour of the collection and a chance to share with the public a new understanding of the delicate beauty of plants. Please contact us at info@sfcof.org with the subject line: I'm the guy. Help us find him!
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T-minus 3 months! Fingers crossed #terrathetitan will have a new home by then 👰🏻🤵🏻💍🌺 #dolly2017 #weddingcountdown #futuremrssteffy 📸: @lostin.sf

Terra the Titan, a corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) came into bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco last week. I stood in line for an hour just for a chance to see it for a few minutes. It was over a meter tall, thought by the second day, which is when I saw it, no longer stank. #lategram #terrathetitan

"Corpse Flower", oil and acrylic on canvas , 16 x 48 in The Amorphophallus Titanum is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. Native to Sumatra, this amazing plant smells like rotting organic material to trick pollinators into coming closer... It only blooms after 7-10 years of growth and I was lucky enough to see one of these in Berkeley years ago. I decided to resurrect and finish this painting in honor of Terra the Titan that bloomed just last week at @conservatoryofflowers 🌸in Golden Gate Park

Went to visit #TerratheTitan the beautiful Titan Arum or "corpse flower". Saw some beautiful carnivorous plants too, I definitely recommend adding it to your bucket list🌱 + they have a butterfly exhibit😭🦋
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#terrathetitan #conservatoryofflowers once in ten years, lucky!

Not to raise a big stink or anything, but I just finished this drawing of a corpse flower! Fortunately this won't be a scratch n sniff coloring book. But maybe you could find some nasty smelling smencils, haha. I drew this one in honor of #terrathetitan blooming at @conservatoryofflowers in SF.🌿 This amazing bloom is actually an inflorescence, meaning it is a bunch of flowers clustered together, but you can't see them hidden by the spathe and spadix. Oh say what? That's the flower petal looking part and the phallic looking center part. Stay tuned for more info and coloring fun on this amazing endangered species in my book! (Kickstarter launches in August) 👃👀🌿🌹🐝🎉 See 👉lastchanceearth.com
Art ©2017 Niffer Desmond @lastchanceearth
#stinky #amorphophallus #amorphophallustitanum #giantflower #botany #artist #illustration #inflorescence #conservatoryofflowers #titanarum #amazingflower #corpseflower #endangered #coloringbook #adultcoloringbook #flowers #endangeredspecies #conservation #plantstrong #holdyournose #solstice

Chasing carnivorous plants and butterflies. RIP Terra 🌴🦋🌺
#conservatoryofflowers #goldengatepark #pitcherplants #terrathetitan

One of the perks of working in #GoldenGatePark - lunch with #TerraTheTitan 🥀
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I’m so happy to have caught a blooming corpse flower.  These things are from the hilly rainforests of Indonesia and bloom for 2 days every 10 years!! That’s how long it takes to build up the energy needed for such a huge bloom (the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world). The two big, tree-like, leafy stems behind the flower that share the same pot are actually just other corpse flowers.  When this bloom is done, the inflorescence will wither and go dormant.  Eventually, one of the large stems behind it will fall and if all goes right, over the course of just 45 days, a 12’ high 170lb flower pod will grow and bloom for just 2 days while smelling of rotting flesh (hence the name corpse flower). Its scientific name is titan arum, which is short for “amorphophallus titanum.” I don’t speak Latin, but I assume this translates to “giant misshapen penis.”
Thank you to the great employees and volunteers at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco and of course, to Sidney Prince, for growing this thing from a seed in your Mission district bathroom!! I had a great time meeting Sidney the morning of the bloom.  An inflorescence is technically not a flower, but a cluster of hundreds of flowers. “Traditionally, when you name the plant, it’s considered a feminine plant in naming.  But in reality, it’s a hermaphrodite.  It’s an intersex plant; there are both male and female flowers within what people consider the flower, the bloom,” Sidney explained. “I think it’s very appropriate that it’s blooming during Pride month.”

One of the largest flowers on the planet bloomed this past week at the #ConservatoryofFlowers in SF. Terra Anum (or #TerratheTitan) only blooms once every 7-10 years and only for a few days. It emits a foul odor (like rotting flesh - it's sometimes called the corpse flower) as it needs to attract a beetle in order to pollinate it. Seen here are the pre-bloom, full bloom, and post-bloom pictures.

One more shot of Terra the Titan, because I still can't believe I didn't get to see/smell her bloom 💔 #terrathetitan #corpseflower #conservatoryofflowers #ilovesf #ilovesanfrancisco

We were late for the opening of Terra the Titan, but we still had a good time! #conservatoryofflowers #terrathetitan #corpseflower #butterfliesandblooms #sanfrancisco #ilovesanfrancisco #ilovesf #texansinsf

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