Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Corpse

A few weeks ago at the Houston Museum of Natural Science we were able to witness the opening of one of the World's largest flowering plant species, Amorphophallus Titanum. The bloom of "Lois" raked in tens of thousands of extra dollars for the museum as curious spectators visited time and time again waiting for it to finally open on July 23rd, 2010. Like the Rafflesia, the Amorphophallus emits a putrid, deathly odor in order to attract its pollinator. As you can see, this one topped out at around 6 feet tall!


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