Lyon’s corpse flower bloomed!
On Sunday June 18th, one of Lyon Arboretum’s 5-year-old Amorphophallus titanum flowers (also known as the titan arum or corpse flower) bloomed! Check out the time-lapse video below of the spathe opening!
The Amorphophallus titanum, which is native to the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, has the largest unbranched inflorescence (flowering structure) in the world. It typically takes 7-10 years for the spathe to open (which is why our bloom is so unusual!), and once it does open it withers away within a two-day time period.