Science: Prodigious Plant

A specimen of the world's largest known flower last week bloomed in the U. S. for the first time. Custodian of this prodigy, whose scientific name is Amorphophallus titanum and which is called krubi by the islanders of its native Sumatra, was the New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx. Only five times before had Amorphophallus titanum bloomed outside the Sumatra jungle—twice in London's Kew Gardens, once in Holland, once in Germany, once in a botanical garden in Java. During last week's excitement Assistant Curator Wendell Holmes Camp observed that The...

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