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    completely unbike related

    this is a flower that blossomed on my porch this morning. that is a quarter in the corner to provide scale. unfortunately there isn't a smell feature on the web to share the smell of dead opossum that it gives off.


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    looks like it will try to eat you alive

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    looks like an alien butthole.

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    Where do you live thats crazy looking, I thought it was a dead star fish for a second. Are those common & you say it stinks. Maybe it is a aliens rear end, LOL!!!

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    i live in austin but they are native to somewhere much more arid. somewhere that doesn't have bees to help with pollination. the colors are supposed to mimic rotting flesh and in some of the other species it's pretty effective.

    here'a another one i have, this one has flowers less than an inch across.


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    Edited by - snorkelfork on Oct 13 2007 07:40:26 AM

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    just ask our resident botanist......

    yo tt, whatzat?!?

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    yeah-

    they're a succulent/cactus-like plant called Stapelia (starfish flower), they're native to south africa and in the milkweed family... which, in the states, we mostly think of a meadow plant with big seed pods that are polinated my monarch butterflys. and yep, they've evolved a rotting flesh scent to attract flys as pollinators. i've never grown this plant, but there are a lot of others that use the same smell to attract their pollinators.

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    ill never forget tim lookignup at the trees in the campground at summit saying, "yeah, those trees are budding" the nearest branch had to be 40" away and it was about 10 at night.

    oh yeah, the beers probably helped too.

    crazy man. crazy.


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    in latin, amorphophallus = Mis-shapen penis. Since the corpse flower's name is amorphophallus titan it is actually GIANT mishapen penis....

    Otherwise known as the Geeto67 Flower<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

    no word on whether the smells are the same.

    one of these days I would like to expirence a corpse flower bloom in person.


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    in latin, amorphophallus = Mis-shapen penis. Since the corpse flower's name is amorphophallus titan it is actually GIANT mishapen penis....

    Otherwise known as the Geeto67 Flower<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

    no word on whether the smells are the same.

    one of these days I would like to expirence a corpse flower bloom in person.


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