Caption: Amorphophallus titanum, Credit:  Paul Morris, BY-SA
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Amorphophallus titanum 

Corpse Flower ~ Amorphophallus

From: Atlantic Public Media
Series: One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 05:29

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Corpse_flower_large_small This week’s podcast takes us to a sacred island off the coast of Madagascar, where an intrepid botanist braved fever and worse to bring a specimen of this unlikely botanical superstar back alive. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.

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Piece Description

This week’s podcast takes us to a sacred island off the coast of Madagascar, where an intrepid botanist braved fever and worse to bring a specimen of this unlikely botanical superstar back alive. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

A live host could cut the opening self id and use one of the following suggested intros:
Next up, our special series, One Species at a Time with Ari Daniel Shapiro from The Encyclopedia of Life
OR
From the Encyclopedia of Life, here's Ari Daniel Shapiro for One Species At a Time.

OUTRO:

Each piece has a back announce with credits and music mixed in and cannot be cut.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Land of Fun Georg Brandl Egloff 2011 :00

Related Website

www.eol.org/podcast, www.atlantic.org