Designed by UK artist, Candy Joyce, this graphic tee celebrates the Corpse Flower bloom this summer at The Huntington.
- 100% cotton
- Aubergine colored t-shirt with olive green ink imprint
About the Amorphophallus titanum or "Corpse Flower"
Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, can reach more than 6 feet in height when it blooms, opening to a diameter of 3–4 feet. But the plant is perhaps most famous—or infamous—for its exceptionally foul odor, giving it the nickname, Corpse Flower. In its natural environment, the Corpse Flower is pollinated by sweat bees. It attracts those insects by sending off a foul odor like rotting meat that can travel long distances in the Corpse Flower’s native tropical forests, ensuring insects can pick up the scent in time to pollinate the flowers during their short bloom time.
Why all the excitement?
A Corpse Flower in bloom is as rare as it is spectacular. A plant can go many years without flowering, and when it does the bloom lasts only one or two days. Some people travel around the world hoping to see it at the moment it flowers. For botanists and the public, being “in the right place at the right time” to see one of these magnificent plants in bloom can be a once-in-a-lifetime treat.
August 17, 2018 was the sixth time a Corpse Flower has bloomed at The Huntington. Previous blooms occurred in 2014, 2010, 2009, 2002, and the first in 1999. To read about their family history, head over to Verso: A Stinky Family Tree.
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