A third "Corpse Flower" blooms at the Biological Sciences Greenhouse
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They had less than 24 hours to help save a species. If it’s going to bloom at all, Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum, blooms every three to 10 years. The rest of its life, which can last four decades, is a waiting game for botanists. But when it does bloom, it’s a whirlwind.
Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum; and Joan Leonard, coordinator, Biological Sciences Greenhouse, helped create a large scale geological exhibit that shows Ohioans what’s right under their feet.
"...there used to be an insect, famous for being big. It's a stick insect, a critter that masquerades as a piece of wood, and the Lord Howe Island version was so large — as big as a human hand — that the Europeans labeled it a "tree lobster"..."
A living plant has been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, making it the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.