Trudy the Corpse Flower has bloomed!
Trudy, the corpse flower at UC Botanical Gardens, is blooming.
The Sumatran plant, officially called Amorphophallus titanum or titan arum, started to open around 8 p.m. Saturday July 25, according to the UC Botanical Garden’s Facebook page.
Berkeley photographer Colleen Neff visited the garden Sunday morning and said the flower had revealed a beautiful purple skirt. Trudy should remain in bloom for a few more days.
Titan arum are are nicknamed corpse flowers because they emit a smell like a decaying object as they are blooming. Neff said on her Facebook page that Trudy smelled like a dead mouse rather than a rotting cow.
See more photos at http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/07/26/trudy-the-corpse-flower-blooms-at-uc-botanical-gardens/ and http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Corpse-Flower-in-Full-Bloom-at-UC-Botanical-Garden-318580701.html.