The Tricky Business of Pollinating a Real Stinker

August 20, 2012

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.

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