Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rotting Corpse Flower Webcam at Cornell

Corpse Flower at UC Berkeley.
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In recent weeks, my most popular posts have been the ones that linked to the Eagle webcam in Wisconsin.  Thus, when I ran into a webcam of a rotting corpse flower at Cornell University, I had to share it knowing you would love it.

So, please enjoy!  At least you don't have to smell it!!  It's about to open, so it should be fun to watch.

The plant is native to the rain forests of Indonesia and was first cultivated in a greenhouse in England in the late 1800's.  In the United States, it was first grown in the 1930's in New York.  Given our late 20th century and early 21st century interest in the macabre, there has been a proliferation in corpse flower plants in conservatories all over the United States.  When they bloom, they draw huge crowds to see and smell the unusual plant.

2 comments:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Hey, thanks for the link to the web view of the corpse flower.

Anonymous said...

The plant is native to the rain forests of Indonesia and was first cultivated in a greenhouse in England..evergreen shrubs