Perry is opening!

Posted on May 12th, 2007 by

perry-insides-1-ca-730-pm-051207-200.jpgperry-insides-2-ca-730-pm-051207-200.jpgperry-insides-3-ca-730-pm-051207-200.jpgLate this afternoon (Saturday, May 12) Perry began to open his/her spathe rapidly. The odor has already reached a highly interesting level, and continually increases. Here are some recent photos. The one that shows the entire inflorescence was taken at about 7:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Note that the female flowers can be seen in the second and third interior photos.perry-ca-730-pm-051207-200.jpg


live streaming video with audio (the lights are on in the greenhouse tonight)

three webcams (distant, top-down, and close) and Titan Arum web page (the lights are on in the greenhouse tonight)



  1. Claire Rintelmann says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful event with the rest of us. I’ll never be able to see something like this in person. This is truly the next best thing. And all the information about Perry is great.

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