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Corm

Conservatory Manager
Rob Nicholson holds
the 55 lb. corm. 5/22/08

(Image by: Sheri Lyn Peabody)

Titan

The Titan's journey begins
7/3/08

(The following Titan images by: Pamela Dods)

Titan

Rob, Steve and Nate
Heading for the Palm House 7/3/08

Titan

7/3/08

Titan

Installation in the Palm
House alcove7/3/08

Titan

7/14/08 The spathe and spadix emerge

Titan

A closer look
7/14/08

Titan

The first of the
cataphylls drops 7/16/08

Titan

A slight tinge of red begins
to appear on the spathe
7/16/08

Titan

The spathe starts to flare
slightly at the top
7/17/08

Titan

A close-up of the ruffles
7/17/08


Titan

The second and third
cataphylls fall, 7/18/08

Titan

The spathe revealed
7/18/08

Titan

Monday morning the Titan
opens! 7/21/08

Titan open

A view from above
7/21/08

Titan close up

Close-up of the spadix
and spathe 7/21/08

Titan closing

The Titan's brief blossom
starts closing Monday
afternoon 7/21/08

Titan closing

The spathe and spadix
start the process of decay
7/22/08

Titan closing

7/22/08

Titan closing

The spathe continues
to close and shrivel
7/23/08

Titan closing

7/23/08

Titan closing

The spadix begins to lean left
and the spathe degrades further 7/24/08

Titan closing

The spadix lists even further
to the left 7/25/08

Titan closing

7/25/08

Titan collapse

Spadix and spathe collapse
7/28/08

Titan collapse

7/29/08

Titan collapse

7/30/08

Titan collapse

The Titan's journey comes
to a close 8/4/08