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"Trudy" the titan arum is about to bloom

11 July 2005

ATTENTION: Feature, garden editors, writers and photographers.

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

A news briefing about "Trudy" the titan arum, or the "corpse flower,"which is about to bloom at the University of California, Berkeley's Botanical Garden.

10:30 a.m., Monday, July 11

UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr., in Strawberry Canyon.
For directions, see: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/directions.html.

The botanical garden is to serve as Trudy the Titan's" temporary home, loaned by a supporter, who followed a national tradition of calling the plant by a human name beginning with the letter "T."