Massive "Corpse Flower" Set for Rare Blooming in U.S.

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The greenhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently received donor pollen from a Titan arum plant at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.

"We are using this donor pollen to cross-pollinate our plant," said Bauschelt. "Cross-pollination insures genetic variability."

The Titum arum plant in Wisconsin grew from seeds collected in Sumatra in 1993 in conjunction with the BBC series "Private Life of Plants." The seeds were distributed to a number of U.S. botanists and grew into many of the specimens of the plant that have bloomed in the United States in recent years.

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