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GUEST,gecko Halloween Song Challenge: Corpse Flower (14) RE: Halloween Song Challenge: Corpse Flower 27 Oct 18

There is one in the Botanical Gardens in tropical Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Here is a snippet from an article in the local rag:

"Stink aside, Titan Arum also holds claim to one of the most unusual – and amusing – scientific names in the plant world; Amorphophallus Titanum means ‘misshapen giant penis’.

Cairns Botanic Gardens made national headlines last year with the blooming of a 282cm, record-breaking Titan Arum named Spud in January last year.

Spud’s olfactory assault drew hundreds of curious families, visitors and photographers keen to catch the corpse flower in action (Titan Arum flowers typically close within two days of opening.)"

I wasn't fortunate to witness this marvel of Mother Nature but hope to another time.


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