Pollinating the Corpse Flower at the Rollins College Greenhouse

Carolyn’s Online Magazine

POLLINATING THE CORPSE FLOWER

AT

ROLLINS COLLEGE GREENHOUSE

NOTE—Previous posts:

The Birth of a Corpse Plant Blossom at Rollins College

Corpse Flower Blooming at Rollins College Greenhouse

Thanks to my husband’s niece, Gail, we have the following contributed photos of the full-blooming corpse flower and Alan Chryst, Rollins Greenhouse director, pollinating the wide open corpse plant. Following are some online photos of my husband Monte’s nieces—Joellen, Paula and Gail

The corpse flower is in full bloom about midnight April 19-20, 2015

The corpse flower is in full bloom about midnight April 19-20, 2015

Inside the corpse plant is a female section waiting to be pollinated.

Inside the corpse plant is a female section waiting to be pollinated.

Pollination by hand.

Pollination by hand.

Hand pollination continued...

Hand pollination continued…

Alan Chryst with the O'Dell family. The corpse bloom is closing after its pollination.

Alan Chryst with the O’Dell family. The corpse bloom is closing after its pollination.

The O'Dell family is pleased to see the corpse flower.

The O’Dell family is pleased to see the corpse flower.

 

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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6 Responses to Pollinating the Corpse Flower at the Rollins College Greenhouse

  1. Tom Beck says:

    Was the corpse flower pollinated by a Zombie? Just teasing. Interesting stuff. Thanks.

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  2. Nancy Clark says:

    I enjoy all of your posts, Carolyn, but I’ve truly enjoyed this trip to pollination of the stinkiest flower in the world. It appears the “pollinators” tolerated the “fragrance” well. Thanx for sharing this most interesting process.

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