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ODOARDO OPENED
July 18th, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odoardo

Odoardo decaying
7/22/08

Odoardo

Odoardo's decaying body
7/21/08

Odoardo

Odoardo's spadix
7/21/08

Odoardo

Odoardo and a complete timeline
7/21/08

odoardo closing


Odoardo Closing
7/19/08







Odoardo

Odoardo starting to collapse
7/18/08

Odoardo

Odoardo spadix collapsing
7/18/08

Odoardo

Odoardo still open and smelly
7/17/08

Odoardo

Odoardo still in bloom 7/17/08

Odoardo

Titan Arum stages displayed in Tropical House
7/17/08

odoardo

Odoardo in full bloom
7/16/08








odoardo and aiden

Odoardo with Aiden
7/16/08







odoardo and odora

Odoardo and Odora
7/16/08






Odoardo close up

Odoardo Close-up
7/15/08

Odoardo

Odoardo at 53.5"
7/15/08

All Titan Arum

Titan Arum life cycle display
7/15/08

deepa

Odoardo at 52.5"
7/14/08




deepa

Odoardo with kids
7/14/08




deepa

Odoardo's Spadix at 52.5"
7/14/08




spadix

Spadix up-close
49''
7/12/08



deepa
Odoardo with Deepa Natarajan
7/12/08




odoardo spadix Spadix
49''
7/12/08



odoardo spadixOdoardo and Odora
7/12/08




new and old

Odoardo at 47.5"
07/11/08

new and old

Odoardo Surpasses Odora at 47.5"
07/11/08

new and old

Odoardo's spadix adding to the 47.5"
07/10/08

new and old

Odora continues to collapse
07/10/08

new and old

Siblings, Oduardo at 46"
07/10/08

new and old

Odoardo's spadix
07/10/08

new and old

Odoardo at 46 in
07/10/08

new and old

Odoardo at 43.5 in
07/09/08

new and old

Odoardo spadix
07/09/08

new and old

Odoardo with sister, Odora
07/09/08

new and old

Odora collapsing
07/08/08

new and old

Odoardo (left) and Odora (right)
07/08/08

new and old

Odoardo's spadix
07/08/08

new and old

Odoardo at 40"
07/08/08

new and old

New Titan Arum at 37" 07/07/08

new and old

New Titan Arum with green spadix
7/7/08

new and old

Odora (on right) and her sibling
7/7/08

new and old

New Bloom emerges (left) with Odora (right)
7/5/08

odora over

Odora with viewing window7/5/08

ruffles

Odora's Ruffles
7/4/08

odora july 4

Odora Closing
7/4/08

Spadix

Spadix Shrivels
7/4/08

Inside Odora

Male and Female Flowers
7/3/08

Odora closes

Odora Closes
7/3/08

odora closing

Spathe ruffles close in
7/3/08

Odora closes

Odora's spathe begins to close
7/2/08

Christy
Horticulturist Christy Matasick collects pollen
7/1/08

Odora Pollen

Collecting Pollen from Odora
7/1/08

Visitor Smelling

Odora continues to pulse odors not as putrid as yesterday
7/1/08
Odora July 1

Is Odora beginning to close?
7/1/08 in the morning
Odora Wilts

View from below
6/30/08 Afternoon


Odora PM

Odora's spathe begins to wilt 6/30/08 in the afternoon

Odora, Close Up of Body

Odora 6/30/08 Rich purple Bloom!

Odora, Full Body

Odora 6/30/08 Fully Opened

Inside Odora

Odora 6/30/08 Inside Odora

Odora on the brink

Odora 06/29/08

Odora Full

Odora at 43.5'' x 10''
6/28/08

Odora Spathe

Odora Close-up
6/28/08

Odora with Emily Dennis 06-27-08

Odora with Emily Dennis 06/27/08

Odora with Deepa Natarajan 06-27-08

Odora with Deepa Natarajan 06/27/08

Odora 6-27-08 42.5" X 9.5"

Odora at 42.5" X 9.5" 06/27/08

Odora

Odora at 42" x 10" 06/26/08

Odora Close up

Odora Close-up 06/26/08

Odora

More color appears on
Odora at 41" x 10" 06/25/08

Odora Close-up

Odora Close up 06/25/08

Odora

Odora at 42" x 9" 06/24/08

Odora Close up

Odora Close up 06/24/08

Odora Growing

Odora at 39" x 8" 06/23/08

Leaf, Odora, and Titania

Odora at 39" x 8" next to Titania and a leaf 6/23/08

Odora Spadex

Odora Close-up 6/23/08

Odora 36x7

Odora at 36" x 7" - 6/21/08

Odora 33x7

Odora at 33" x 7" - 6/20/08

Nancy measures Odora

Nancy measures Odora - 6/19/08

Ordora, Titania, New Leaf

Left to right: New Leaf, Titania in fruit,
and Ordora - 6/19/08

Odora and Titania

Odora and Titania - 6/18/08

Odora close-up

Odora close-up - 6/18/08

Odora 1

Odora starts at 28" - 6/18/08

   




 




Return to Plant Happenings

ANOTHER CHANCE TO VIEW THE WORLD'S LARGEST BLOOM


The infloresence of the Titan arum, Odora, began issuing its trademark stench before the Garden opened on Monday morning, June 30th. It is now collapsing since it was not pollinated.

The giant corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is an indescribable sight and for one day, also has an indescribably awful smell for about 12 hours when it first opens.

On Saturday July 5, we discovered another plant forming a bloom. It is in the Tropical House next to the others. Odoardo, named after the original discoverer, Odoardo Beccari, was 30 in tall and has been growing at a rate of 3-4in/day since. It will be taller than the fully opened Odora bloom. Bloom is expected the week of July 14. You can now see a unique display of the bloom in the context of the whole life cycle from new seedling through fruit formation.

Be sure to check back daily for updates if you want to experience it's full glory. Remember that members will get an email blast informing them of the event, so join now.

**Watch this video clip made by SF Chronicle


Admission : $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for children ages 3 through 12. The Garden is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM year round, Tropical House closes at 4:00.

 




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