Titan Arums at the UC Botanical Garden

 

The Garden received seeds of Titan Arum in 1995 from James Symon of San Francisco. He collected them on Sumatra in 1994 and distributed them to several botanical institutions.

The Garden has enjoyed 8 titan arum blooms since 2005 and traditionally each was given a nickname.

2005 Trudy, 7/15/2005; 5ft, 6”. This plant was a ‘sibling’ of our collection raised locally by Bill Weaver, and loaned to the Garden for its bloom. It rebloomed in 2009 & 2012.

2007 Titania, 8/6/2007, 6ft. This plant was pollinated with pollen from Trudy. It set seed which was harvested in spring 2008.

2008: Odora, 6/29/2008, 44”

2008: Odoardo, 7/15/2008, 54”

2009: Tiny, 7/5/2009, 35”

2009: Trudy, 7/14/2009, 71”

2010: Maladora, 6/29/2010, 45”

2010: Little Stinker, 7/16/2010, 34” (pollination failed)

2015: Trudy, 7/26/2015