Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V2 #1700

Linda Sims (
Thu, 24 Jul 2003 10:32:56 -0400

Well, working at the Natural History Museum in DC has its advantages.....
This morning I saw the Amorphophallus titanum, as it is called in the plant
world, is also known by its macabre nickname, the corpse flower.. The best
description is - it smells like the leftovers from a crab picking party,
when you put the remains in the trash 2 days later.... And to think that is
an attractant to certain species of flies.... Makes you wonder about the

See for pictures....