November 18, 2014

Science Around Ithaca | November 19-25

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‘Wee Stinky’ Blooms Again

Every day this week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kenneth Post Laboratory Greenhouse, 512 Tower Rd.

Titan arum is blooming again for the first time since 2012. The greenhouse will be open to visitors during the day. Titan arum is native to Sumatra and is known for having the largest unbranched inflorescence — or cluster of flowers — of any plant in the world.

It is also known for smelling like rotting meat.

Courtesy of Ed Cobb