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Rolly


Feb 22, 2010, 12:37 PM

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cadaverous flower at RBlanco, Veracruz

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The largest flower in the world bloomed in RBlanco, Veracruz, Mexico last December. Called Amorphophallus titanum (Araceae) or the "cadaverous flower", it measures 2 meters in height (6.5') and weighs 75 kilos (165 lbs) and has the peculiarity of blooming for only three days every 40 years.

Next show in 40 years.






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Glenn

Feb 22, 2010, 1:17 PM

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Re: [Rolly] cadaverous flower at RBlanco, Veracruz

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Magnificent, beautiful. It looks prehistoric. Thanks!


pez222


Feb 25, 2010, 7:44 AM

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Re: [Rolly] cadaverous flower at RBlanco, Veracruz

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WOW .... Thanks for sharing.


joaquinx


Feb 25, 2010, 7:59 AM

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Re: [pez222] cadaverous flower at RBlanco, Veracruz

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Yes, it's beautiful but the odor. Why do you think that it is called the "cadaverous flower". Right, it smells like one.
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