Archive for Brian O'Brien

Faculty member in the Department of Chemistry; plant nut.



Perry’s Stony Sleep

Perry the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) has decided to bypass making seeds this time, and has gone dormant. The dead but still-standing inflorescence had toppled as of Monday this week, and today Nate and I pulled out and mounted the new Perry mummy to dry. ¬†We suspended it on a ring stand for the still-wet […]