Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 at 10:12 pm in Uncategorized.
The second giant corpse flower — Odoardo — at the UC Botanical Garden bloomed Tuesday night and is now stinking up the place something fierce. If you want to see and smell the bloom in the tropical house, you better hurry, the stench only lasts for about 12 hours and the blossom will be gone within 72 hours or so.
Odoardo is the second titan arum to bloom this month. Earlier this month, Odora gave off a trademark stench (something like gym socks, rotting flesh or an overturned outhouse) for a few days before collapsing in a heap.
The UC Botanical Garden is at 200 Centennial Drive. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for children ages 3 through 12.