Amorphophallus titanum ‘Stinker’
We’re still not sure if we have an emerging leaf, OR an inflorescence stalk. Regardless, this shoot just grew almost an inch overnight! #WillStinkerBloom #MizzouBiology #StinkerWatch
Banana flowers-Musa sp. found in the Musaceae family.
Close-up of the flowers
Banana flower/fruit stalk
For a lively rendition of the song “My banana has no bones”, sung by Dr. James Bircher, please click here.
Theobroma cacao tree with flowers and bean forming.
For scale, each flower is smaller than a dime, and the current length of the tiny beans is 1 cm. I will be giving updates as these chocolate beans grow and change.