Unraveling the Mystery behind the Stinky ‘corpse flower’ at the Orange Coast College

The Orange Coast College is attracting hoards of admirers for their rare corpse flower. Everyone would be interested in getting a whiff of its corpse-like scent. The Amorphophallus titanium plant, as it is known scientifically, is set for display at the institution’s administration building on the 28 June from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Rare Species

Corpse flowers from the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia weigh about 200 pounds. It is, however, an endangered species. The repugnant odor it causes is brought about when beetle pollinates, crawl within or when it moves pollen grains from the male flowers to the female flowers.

Human Aided Pollination

Stead says the school pollinates the flowers by hand. It is named corpse since it smells exactly like a corpse. The bloom usually occurs in the evening or the wee hours of the night and takes about a decade. More than 1000 guests visited the Orange Coast College in 2014 to have a glimpse of Little John, an 11-year-old corpse flower that was blooming. Visitors are encouraged to make a $3 donation in support of the institution’s scholarship program in horticulture.

The Orange Coast College

The Orange College is referred to as OCC. It is a community college in California, United States. It was founded in 1947 but had its first class in the fall of 1948. It provides a two-year program of Associate Art and Science degrees, Certificates of Achievements, and a lower-division class. It also has the option to transfer students to other colleges and universities.

Student Body

It enrolls approximately 24,000 undergraduate students with the largest batch (97%) hailing from California. Only 3 % come from without and 35 % of the students study part-time. Students taking the Bachelor of Arts were 10 % as at the fall of 2007. Orange Coast College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an organization for accrediting Community and Junior colleges. It also has a special accreditation by the American Dental Association as well as the Joint Review Committee on Education.

OCC Student Life

Orange Coast College has active sports clubs and teams. It has both on-campus and local housing sourcing options, renting rooms for about $750 per month. The institution is proud to have a new library, a new Art Center, and the remodeling of the Lewis Science Buildings.