Amorphophallus titanium blooming

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mcadam, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. mcadam macrumors 6502a

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    Worlds biggest flower and what a name. I'm not so good at latin, but I think it translates to "very, very big penis shape"?! Wonder why it got that :rolleyes:

    Anyway, the one they have in Kew Gardens is blooming now and it's supposed to smell just awfull, so hurry, hurry...

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  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    ...but don't get too close!

    FEEEEEEDD me Seymour!
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Isn't that the flower that reeks...? To attrackt flies to eat (not just Rick Moranis...)
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This thread is giving me emotional disturbances! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    EDIT: The flower is actually kinda pwetty, though. It's just the name that's disturbing. Sounds like something misguided scientists will eventually create in the dark future of anime, necessitating the saving of the world by a young high-school girl who wears short skirts and has bizarre supernatural powers and a talking cat. :D
     
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  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Apparently, this plant when flowering smells of fecal matter and rotting human remains. If you ever had to carry away flesh rotting in the hot midday sun, the smell is unbearable. This is what this plant smells like.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well with such a stench, the camera allows people to see it as nobody actually wants to go see the flower in person. ;)
     
  9. krimson macrumors 65816

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    I went to see the one that bloomed at the Huntington a few years back (first to bloom in California), and it was beyond rotting flesh. One lady almost puked. :)
     

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