#79, Titan Arum bloomed at the SBG

Titan Arum bloomed at the Sinapore Botanical Gardens (our lecturer Prof Benito told us via email). Can't wait to check it out after the exam.
*Pardon the wrong information on 21 Nov/ it actually only bloomed early December.

What's the big deal about it? It's actually the biggest inflorescence in the world, bred successfully in captivity for the first time in SBG. It's at the entrance of SBG.

A video about it here by David Attenborough.

And another video by the super cool bird: lyrebird- you should so watch it! But it's a bit disturbing for birds to make such humanly-human sounds. It just shows how the place (where the video is shot) is probably quite urbanized. The chain-saw sound is especially disturbing...

& a sad article on the coral bleaching that is getting from 'bad to worse' http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101119/full/news.2010.621.html

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