Amorphophallus titanum fruit

Amorphophallus titanum fruit

In April 2017, two titan arums (Amorphophallus titanum) flowered simultaneously in the Botanical Garden of Meise, Belgium. This was a first for Belgium.

Also a first for Belgium was the manual pollination. This was done with the unripe pollen of the first arum and, for better chances of success, deep-frozen pollen from the Ghent Botanical Garden, Belgium.

The pollination has been successful as the plant now bears red berries.

They will be harvested later and hopefully they contain viable seeds that can be sown.

Amorphophallus titanum fruit

Amorphophallus titanum fruit

Amorphophallus titanum fruit

Amorphophallus titanum fruit

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  • Amorphophallus titanum fruit: Own work | CC BY 4.0
  • Amorphophallus titanum fruit: Own work | CC BY 4.0
  • Amorphophallus titanum fruit: Own work | CC BY 4.0

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