October 22, 2005
Where's Dr. Neil Clark Warren when you need him?
"The Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus Titanum, nicknamed "corpse flower" because of its putrid stench, blooms rarely and briefly.
Its scent has been likened to rotting fish or animal flesh.
"The smell is crucial to its survival in its natural habitat because it attracts pollinating carrion beetles and flesh flies," said botanist Franziska Lo-Kockel."
That is a real shame. I'm guessing this is not a popular flower with FTD.
Posted by Stephanie at October 22, 2005 12:43 AM
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