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Stop and smell the flowers? [Feb. 13th, 2005|02:27 pm]
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The Rafflesia flower smells like rotten meat.
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2005-02-13 12:57 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. *points at icon* Flooooower. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:43 pm (UTC)
*applauds, and sniffs*
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From: mc___mc
2005-02-13 01:02 pm (UTC)
a lovely gift for v-day
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From: hymn
2005-02-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
LOL exactly. if youre a stalker psycho!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
Or a jilted ex. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:44 pm (UTC)
I can think of a few people to give it too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: 4sakencarapace
2005-02-13 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thats awesome.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:45 pm (UTC)
Call 1-800-Flowers. :)
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[User Picture]From: dolphin_on_rye
2005-02-13 02:18 pm (UTC)
well it makes sense
that way, it attracts all the insects that feed on rotten meat
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From: kiwioverture
2005-02-13 03:08 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was quite insightful.
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[User Picture]From: dolphin_on_rye
2005-02-13 03:12 pm (UTC)
hah, well i can't take total credit
yay for ap biology!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:50 pm (UTC)
I know. Everyone have the tar and feathers?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
Look at you getting all intellectual.
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From: hymn
2005-02-13 02:32 pm (UTC)
PS: where are they found?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
Several species of Rafflesia grow in the jungles of Southeast Asia, all of them threatened or endangered. Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest; its blossom attains a diameter of nearly a meter and can weigh up to 11 kg. Not only is it the world's largest flower, it is one of the most bizarre and improbable organisms on the planet.

It produces no leaves, stems or roots but lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine, which grows only in primary (undisturbed) rainforest. Only the flower or bud can be seen; the rest of the plant exists only as filaments within its unfortunate host. The blossom is pollinated by flies attracted by its scent, which resembles that of carrion.

The Rafflesia is rare and fairly hard to locate. It is especially difficult to see in bloom; the buds take many months to develop and the blossom lasts for just a few days. How many of these strange plants still survive is unknown, but the last of them can be expected to vanish as the remaining primary forests of Borneo and Sumatra are burned.




http://www.lostworldarts.com/asia/rafflesia_2.htm
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-02-13 03:41 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... rotten meat... yummm...
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[User Picture]From: sativa7582
2005-02-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
It's also the biggest in the world!!!

I am going to try to upload a pic here... Hope it works...

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
I think it's pretty!!!
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From: savvycool
2005-02-13 07:03 pm (UTC)

hmm

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Conculsion: hmm
feel free : Klondikebar67.... aim yo
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 07:21 pm (UTC)

Re: hmm

;) Hmmm. Better then Mmmh?
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[User Picture]From: findingmelmo
2005-02-13 07:19 pm (UTC)
The petals kind of look like stubby cow tongues.

Mmmmmm...rotting cow tongue.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 07:22 pm (UTC)
Man. That turns me on.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-02-13 07:30 pm (UTC)
thats prolly not a very good house plant. hehehe. i bet dogs hate that flower.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 07:35 pm (UTC)
I thought dogs liked rotting flesh?
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-02-13 08:12 pm (UTC)
they do, which is why it would be torture. youd have a puddle of drool.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-13 08:52 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. Got it. :)
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