Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hamp­shire

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES - The As­so­ci­ated Press

A flower that got its nick­name from its pu­trid smell is bloom­ing at Dart­mouth Col­lege for the first time since 2011.

Named Mor­phy, the ti­tan arum — or corpse flower — be­gan open­ing Fri­day af­ter­noon at the Ivy League col­lege’s Life Sci­ences Green­house. The 7 ½-foot flower is set to col­lapse Sun­day.

Mor­phy is na­tive to Su­ma­tra’s equa­to­rial rain­forests and has a long pointy stalk with a skirt-like cov­er­ing.

Dart­mouth green­house man­ager Kim DeLong said its odor has been de­scribed as a cross be­tween a de­cay­ing an­i­mal and urine.

DeLong said she plans to pol­li­nate the en­dan­gered flower to share seeds and pollen around the world.

The green­house will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day.

Link to the live we­b­cam: http://www.dart­mouth. edu/~grn­house/mor­phy. html


This photo pro­vided by Dart­mouth Col­lege shows ti­tan arum — or corpse flower in Hanover, N.H. Named Mor­phy, the corpse flower be­gan open­ing at Fri­day at Dart­mouth Col­lege’s Life Sci­ences Green­house. The 7 ½-foot flower is ex­pected to be fully open on Satur­day be­fore it starts to col­lapse on Sun­day.

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