Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Hot, the Loud and the Proud #14




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Show us your tropicals and exotics, your hot Mediterranean colors and wild combinations, amazing discoveries and unusual variations. Or how about something exciting you just saw, a crazy garden,  amazing garden art or design, an inspiring visit or hike?


This meme is open to all (you do not have to live in an exotic location to participate)  and will be on the last day of each month…so mark your calendars and lets do something fun on the hot, the loud and the proud meme. I’ll have the link available early, east coast time (USA) to catch you early birds and even earlier for those of you in other countries.



 Its finally happened, the long awaited bloom of the Amorphophallus titanium at the zoo happened this week. After a very long budding period, the bloom started to finally open and with it a swarm of flies attracted to the warm rotting flesh smell emanating from its bowels.




A small group of plant friends gathered earlier to cut a hole in the front section to get access of the pollen which will be used to pollinate the plant and other specimens in a budding state.




 

A beautiful detail of the flower petals (spathe) unfolding and the amazing reds and purple hues in the sun.




The total height with the Spadix (tall cone) reaches over seven foot in height making this quite a large specimen.

It was really an amazing plant to observe, let alone the many other admirers that typically would not go to the local zoo to visit this botanical garden which is really an amazing place.




To see other beautiful posts for the Hot, the loud and the Proud, check out the some of the links below.




10 comments:

africanaussie said...

amazing plant!

lotusleaf said...

What a wonderful flower! The wait was woth it!

One said...

This is amazing!!! It reminds me of the show, Dennis the Menace. The old man missed the bloom because of Dennis.

How do I link up?

Chandramouli S said...

Fantabulous!

Kimberly said...

Noel, what an amazing plant and bloom! Well worth the wait! I've never seen one in person.

I don't see the link tool?! BUT..I've included a link to your post on mine at http://gardeninparadise.blogspot.com.

Ever Green Tree said...

Hi Noel, Looks like I am the First one to participate in this month end Meme....
What an Amazing plant! Its one of its kind! Exotic indeed!

Andrea said...

I wonder why the flies cannot just be content with those beautiful petals! Why do they still have to smell it, which is totally obnoxious to us.

Bom said...

Wow! That is amazing Noel! May I ask how high the plant is?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

That flower is so amazing. Wow it must be incredible in person. Your photos are incredible and thank you so much for showing us. I am glad that computer's don't smell yet. LOL

Janet said...

Wow, they had one of these in the Botanics (inside the Glasshouses) in Edinburgh. People queued for hours!

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