An Exquisite Corpse Flower…Leaf

Posted on August 18th, 2011 by

Perry the Corpse Flower’s leaf continues to grow as an increasingly astonishing rate.  The exquisite sculptural beauty of the growing leaf is surreal, giving rise to the title of today’s blog post.

On Monday afternoon, Tuan and I measured the height of the leaf shoot at 61 inches.  On Wednesday afternoon it was 74 inches tall, and the circumference of the base of the shoot was 24 inches.

For a webcam view of Perry (live since March 2007!), click here.



  1. […] accompanying photographs – click on the thumbnails for the full photos.  The photos include Tran Tuan (Gustavus ’13, current Perry student scale object), Anthony Cesnik (Gustavus ’12, […]

  2. […] this leaf looks to me to be about the same size as the last one, or is it bigger…?  Today Tuan and I measured it at 137 inches tall, and 30 inches in circumference at the […]