Perry’s Sleepy Interlude

Posted on October 16th, 2013 by

Perry the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) went to sleep in July, only to re-awaken in September. That two-month snooze was the shortest so far. Perry’s first post-leaf sleep lasted nearly nine months; the second one was four months (and I was shocked at how short that one was…). The pictures in this post depict Perry dozing off, then re-awakening two months later. Standard Perry scale object Tuan Tran (Gustavus ’13) provides a familiar perspective. :)

I’ll post more on Perry’s current growth soon. We’ve seen some spectacular changes since the last post.

Click here for live streaming Perry webcams. Perry is also on Facebook, and posts regularly.

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Tuan Tran (Gustavus ’13) with Perry’s giant leaf as dormancy sets in. July 9, 2013.

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Perry’s giant leaf as dormancy sets in. July 9, 2013.

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Tuan Tran (Gustavus ’13) with Perry’s leaf after Perry has gone dormant. July 11, 2013.

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Tuan Tran (Gustavus ’13) with Perry’s leaf after Perry has gone dormant. July 11, 2013.

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Tuan Tran (Gustavus ’13) with Perry’s dehisced leaf after Perry has gone dormant. July 11, 2013.

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Perry’s new flowering shoot, scaled to Tuan’s hand. September 24, 2013. Compare to the size of the shoot now. :)

 

 

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