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New stinker at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

By kbender
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 latest titan arum, Odoardo was named after Odoardo Beccari, the Italian naturalist best known for discovering the titan arum. 

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.

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    YOU ARE INVITED!!!

    The Oakland Police Department invites Oakland residents to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5 by organizing a block party in their neighborhoods. National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity by helping neighbors get to know one another.

    For more information, to learn how to participate or to register please go to:

    http://www.oaklandnet.com

    English (510) 238-3091
    Spanish (510) 238-7159
    Cantonese (510) 238-7957

    WHEN NEIGHBORS KNOW EACH OTHER,
    NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFER!

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