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......gorgeous~
 

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Heh heh. I got catalogs from a plant nursery that was selling them one time. They have some cartoon artist draw up their covers. The one featuring the corpse flower was the USS Titan or something similar.

I think this one is best enjoyed in pictures. LOL!
 

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Oddly enough, I've always wanted to smell one. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the challenge to see just how bad it really does stink or to see what my "stink-o-meter" compares it to.

Pretty flower too.
 

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I guess it's like that funky fruit friends tell me tastes somewhat like motor oir or something (can't recall the name). Ya just gotta taste/smell it once.
 

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I saw one blooming at the University of Washington's greenhouse in 1999. It was huge-- a once in a lifetime sight (and smell !).
 

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Tinngg - You talking about Durian fruit? I have heard it smells like dead sweaty socks. There are no-durian signs in Singapore etc in a lot of public places, so I imagine it's pretty bad.
Durian - King of Fruits

Plant Delights Nursery does indeed, have corpse flowers. In fact, they provided the one that bloomed (in New York?) last year. They have a lot of really rare plants.

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Tha's it - Durian.
 

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MMMM. durian!masarap!
My boyfreind's uncles farms Durnian.

Once I had some durian icecream. It was so good. Then Everytime i burped or hicup for the rest of the day and into the next all I could taste was durian. pretty annoying.

For some reason i always wanted to see/smell corpse flower/rafflesia. Do they really smell like rotten meat/corpses?
 

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There was one in a CSI episode.
 

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It did smell like rotting meat. The huge center spadex of the flower is filled with starch. As the plant gets ready to bloom, it alters its metabolism to de-couple electron transport thus generating lots of heat. This warms up lots of nasty aromatic compounds it produces to attract flies as pollinators. Stinky!!
 

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Oddly enough, I've always wanted to smell one. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the challenge to see just how bad it really does stink or to see what my "stink-o-meter" compares it to.

Pretty flower too.
I'm the same way... I want to smell one someday. Heck, how bad can it be!!:sleep:

I'll laugh when I get to smell it and pass out...

-Andrew
 

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Oddly enough, I've always wanted to smell one. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the challenge to see just how bad it really does stink or to see what my "stink-o-meter" compares it to.

Pretty flower too.
I second that! Couldn't be any worse than some of my sons diapers. :icon_lol: :eek:
 

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Maybe it's the challenge to see just how bad it really does stink or to see what my "stink-o-meter" compares it to.
Where do we get some 'stink-o-meter'?:icon_lol: I am always curious with how rafflesias smell.:biggrin:
 

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Knowing how I react to things such as paperwhite daffodils (peeeuuuuu! Something peed in the flower pot!) and oriental lilies (gawd! Smells like 40-zillion funereal homes crammed next to my porch. Voles, you can have that one), I'm really thinking I don't want to smell this one.
 
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