The Big Stink!


 

Amorphophallus Titanum

Yeah, that’s some name.  Last week this wonder of the floral world had NYC in a buzz. The corpse flower as it’s often called is among the largest flowers in the plant kingdom; that alone is reason to visit any botanical garden that has one blooming, but the main attraction is not only its size but also the strong rotting flesh odor it produces.

The plant mimics the smell of rotting carrion to attract its pollinators, nocturnal insects, and the flower folds resemble flesh adding to the deception. Depending on who one asks the plant smells differently, I heard people say spoiled fish, garbage, The Detroit rive. To me it had the distinct smell of dead mice, many dead mice—a field of dead mice!

It was fun to see the curious masses especially the children’s reactions. Best of all is that it provided a welcomed distraction from the foul stench of American politics.

BTW, it does looks like the famous fictional killer plant from the movie Little Shop of Horrors…FEED ME!

 

http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/amorphophallus-titanum-titan-arum

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828 Responses to The Big Stink!

  1. Green4E says:

    ‘Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFFEEEE!!..I’m pretty sure August translates to “don’t even go outside” or something close….8-)

  2. GreenIn4E says:

    Dazzle ship??..That’s graffiti in ‘Merica–we have entire trains that are so decorated….8-)

  3. Hillary supporters be like:

  4. I agree!

    Malia Obama Allegedly Smoking Pot Isn’t a Big Deal, President Obama’s Foot-Dragging on Marijuana Reform Is
    Misdemeanor drug convictions can still ruin young people’s present and cripple their future.
    Anthony L. Fisher|Aug. 11, 2016 4:20 pm

    “Malia Obama, an 18-year-old adult woman who will be headed to Harvard University in a year, attended the Lollapalooza music festival in her hometown of Chicago last week. While there, she appears to have taken at least a single drag off of a cigarette containing substances of unknown provenance, according to EXCLUSIVE video obtained by RadarOnline.

    Was it a marijuana joint? Or was she pulling off a tobacco cigarette in a way that sort of unnecessarily makes it look like a joint the way her father, the president, claims he was in doing in this famous photo from his early college/post-“Choom Gang” days?”

    http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/11/malia-obama-smoking-pot-marijuana-reform

  5. ALOE VERA says:

    Happy World Elephant Day!

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