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July 9 2000

Sunday, July 9th, 2000

Giant titan in Bonn

Today, we went to the Botanical Garden at 9:30 am (they open at 9) and had to wait only 10 to 20 minutes to see the giant titan. It had almost finished blossoming, but it was impressive nonetheless. And the good thing was: It didn’t stink anymore! By the way, the titan stinks like a dead animal in order to attract bugs and insects who pollinate the giant titan.

Here are some pictures I took in the Botanical Garden; click on them to see a larger version.

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This is what the giant titan looks like while it’s not blooming.
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How much can these huge leaves carry? This much!
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schloss_kl: kakteen_kl:
roterose_kl: zerberus_kl:
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Für die deutschsprachigen Leser: Sogar der Spiegel fand die Bonner Rekordblüte eines Artikels wert – sogar mit einem schönen großen Foto.

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