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Monday, June 29, 2009

Today Is Your Last Chance To Breathe In SFSU Corpse Flower's Delicate Stench Until God Knows When

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM

click to enlarge It stinks! It smells vile. But don't take our word for it... - SFSU
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  • It stinks! It smells vile. But don't take our word for it...
Last week we reported that those of you who've ever been unable to to turn down an offer such as "Come smell this and tell me if it's rancid" or "Come see what tendon they're cutting up on the surgery channel!" are in for a real treat. San Francisco State's Indonesian corpse flower -- a plant that is not coincidentally named, by the way -- is in the midst of a pungent bloom.

Today is your last chance to drop by and get a whiff. Corpse flowers bloom erratically, often going years between malodorous exhibitions.

If you're free between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today -- and if you're not busy

in the middle of a working day, you'll be happy to know entry to SFSU's

greenhouse is free -- why not breathe deeply of life's corpse flowers?

SFSU officials tell us that around 100 people on Sunday dropped by the university's greenhouse, which is just north of Hensill Hall).

If you've ever needed a reason to visit the Park Merced/Ingleside neighborhood -- now you've got it.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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