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Timelapse video: Carolus blooming

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So long Carolus

Carolus closing Thursday morning.

Carolus closing Thursday morning.

Carolus’s spathe continued to wane overnight. The plant was not pollinated and so will not set seed. But staff did collect pollen for future pollinations and to share with other Titan Arum growers.

Carolus will whither and go dormant for months. Then a single leaf will sprout from the underground corm as it goes into its vegetative stage. After several cycles of the vegetative stage, Carolus will likely flower again in the new Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on the south side of the Plant Science Building on Tower Road.

Meantime, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station greenhouse staff are busily preparing plants for the move from Kenneth Post Laboratory greenhouses to the new conservatory.

Kenneth Post Laboratory greenhouses are now closed to the public.

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See you at the next flowering.

Research technician Kendra Hutchins gathers pollen from Carolus Wednesday morning.

Research technician Kendra Hutchins gathers pollen from Carolus Wednesday morning through a small window cut into the base of the spathe.

Still standing, but not so stinky

Carolus at dawn Wednesday, June 17.

Carolus at dawn Wednesday, June 17.

Carolus continues to stand strong on Wednesday morning, though the spathe is starting to wane. Tentative schedule:

Greenhouse OPEN to the public: Wednesday, June 17 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitor information.

Stop back for updates.

Update: We’ll keep the greenhouse open to the public until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Hours extended until 6 p.m. Tuesday

Carolus is still looking good. So Kenneth Post Lab Greenhouses will remain open to the public until 6 p.m. Tuesday night. Stop by after work.

Visitor information.

Check back for updates.

 

Still stinky

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Unlike sibling Wee Stinky — which faded fast after flowering overnight in November 2014 — Carolus shows signs of having some staying power. The bloom was still fragrant this morning. Come take a whiff.

Greenhouse OPEN to the public: Tuesday, June 16 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitor information.

Check back for updates.