Skip to comments."Corpse flower" to bloom soon at Milwaukee museum
Posted on 11/09/2008 10:52:27 AM PST by Daffynition
MILWAUKEE -- Officials at the Milwaukee Public Museum expect the so-called "corpse flower" to bloom very soon.
The museum's curator of botany, Neil Luebke (LIHB'-kee), says chances are good the titan arum will bloom Monday afternoon, close early Tuesday, open again that afternoon and then close for good sometime Wednesday.
The flower is known for its odor of rotting flesh. It comes in waves and attracts carrion beetles and sweat bees in its native rain forests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The museum obtained the plant in 2002 from a seed produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison's flower. It takes six or more years to flower and this will be its first flowering.
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I have mushrooms like that. They jump out of the forest floor every September and have an odor exactly like decaying meat.
“corpse flower”...i thought they were talking about Helen Thomas.
Wow. Thanks for the link. Metaphor still stands, however. :-D
Send it to Barack. He’s going to f@cking kill us all.
He is the ULTIMATE baby killer. He likes DEATH.
Oh the corpse became a corpse before it was supposed to bloom and be a corpse.
Didn't Klintoon say something like I didn't smoke the smoke and it wasn't smoking when I didn't inhale.....
Maybe I'm just 62 and my age is showing.
Reminds me of a sickly looking Freshman Senator giving his first presser after learning from his handlers and advisers he was not the one in charge and that his Pie for everyone was not going to happen!
I was considering going to see this (being in Mil. and all), but once it collapsed, I just decided to watch the vid: http://www.mpm.edu/exhibitions/special/titan-arum/video.php
I'm hoping the Packers don't pull a "corpse flower" right now...LOL!
I took a mini-course with wild mushroom experts and all I learned was not to eat any wild 'shrooms. The 'experts' who hiked with us couldn't even agree on what was safe or not ... so I'm very wary. They are a fascinating life form. ;)
ugly sucker, it is.
Thank you for that link! Well, my metaphor has more meaning than even I imagined.
Good luck with your Packers ...[but I thought baseball season is over] ;-P
Looks like something from Star Trek.
There are several fascinating shrooms that pop up in the very early autumn, but I don't see them every year. One is as big as a dinner plate, some are bright red.
The only mushroom I'd ever eat would be a morel, since I'm confident I know what they look like. But I've never found one, so I'm safe so far! All the ones I've eaten have come from Whole Foods.
While I love mushrooms, and eat lots of them, I'm not really fond of the exotic ones. The morels I bought I didn't think were all that. Shitakes are rubbery, as are most exotics. I like baby bellas, with just a little truffle oil.
I spead them out in a big pan, my biggest, turn on the heat and sear them without any added liquid, fat or salt. Once they've reduced down and are browned like beef, I drizzle olive oil and salt over them. I sprinkle in about a tablespoon of flour, coat them all with the oil and flour. Last, I add some liquid, beef stock if I have it and maybe some Worsty sauce, to deglaze and make up the sauce, and I sometimes add about 1/2 teaspoon of truffle oil.
Whole Foods has a good "Better than Boullion" mushroom demi-glace that's great to add mushroom flavor when you don't have mushrooms. It keeps for months in the frig.
It looks like Dracula giving somebody the finger.
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