university of leuven


Picking up where yesterday’s Amorphophallus titanum update left off…

It’s seed-harvesting time! Huntington botanist John Trager and research fellow Raquel Folgado of the University of Leuven, Belgium, put on some gloves and dove in to the very squishy and colorful process of digging seeds out from Corpse Flower fruits. (A+ to John for picking out a tray of the most perfect color to contrast with the amazing colors of the fruits and seed innards.)

After getting the seeds out, they busted out the scalpels and sliced up a few to check out how things looked inside. Microscope times followed. There will be pictures. Stay tuned.