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The Corpse Flower at the CBS Conservatory

The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory at the University of Minnesota is home to “Chauncy” the Amorphophallus titanum, "Corpse Flower." The notoriously noxious plant, native to Sumatra’s equatorial rain forests, makes a big impression reaching up to six feet tall and emitting a scent often likened to “rotting meat.” The Corpse Flower blooms roughly every seven years for 24-48 hours.

The Amorphophallus titanum housed at the CBS Conservatory opened in February 2016. Over 6000 people visited the Conservatory to experience the site and smell of the Corpse Flower. Learn more about the Amorphophallus titanum >>

Last updated 2/10/16 at 8 a.m.

Growth Chart

Date
Height
Date
Height
1/26/1630.5"2/3/1655"
1/27/1633"2/4/1658"
1/28/1637"2/5/1658"
1/29/1642"2/6/1659"
1/30/1647"2/7/1660"
2/1/1653"2/8/1660"
2/2/1655"2/9/1661"
  2/10/1661"

Follow the Corpse Flower's progress.