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These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
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Wendy7 wrote:
These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
Cheers Wendy

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Waaaay Cool!
Does the plant trap and digest the flies like a Venus fly trap or does
it just attract the flies with its odor?
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I honestly don't know Bob? Not even sure about the white stuff in the
center ? Ugh!
I do know that flies lay eggs in rotten meat but I didn't hang around to
observe.
Cheers Wendy
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Wendy7 wrote:
These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
Cheers Wendy

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Waaaay Cool!
Does the plant trap and digest the flies like a Venus fly trap or does it
just attract the flies with its odor?
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Wendy7 wrote:
These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
Cheers Wendy

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Waaaay Cool!
Does the plant trap and digest the flies like a Venus fly trap or does it
just attract the flies with its odor?


It's a brilliant plant, it attracts the flies, which are supposed to
pollinate it however I have never seen anything like a seed pod. The flies
hang around as you see, lay their eggs near the centre (after having
ostensibly pollinated the flower) , the fly larva hatch - and starve to
death because there is no carrion for them to eat!

I don't think it smells so bad. It's an odd smell but not actually
unpleasant, unlike, say, a stinkhorn fungus which really does smell like
s**t.

The flower is very beautiful, congratulations Wendy.

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Thanks for the info "Someone"
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Wendy7 wrote:
These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
Cheers Wendy

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Waaaay Cool!
Does the plant trap and digest the flies like a Venus fly trap or does it
just attract the flies with its odor?


It's a brilliant plant, it attracts the flies, which are supposed to
pollinate it however I have never seen anything like a seed pod. The
flies hang around as you see, lay their eggs near the centre (after having
ostensibly pollinated the flower) , the fly larva hatch - and starve to
death because there is no carrion for them to eat!

I don't think it smells so bad. It's an odd smell but not actually
unpleasant, unlike, say, a stinkhorn fungus which really does smell like
s**t.

The flower is very beautiful, congratulations Wendy.

someone




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"Bob Williams" wrote in message
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Wendy7 wrote:
These flowers are supposed to have a rotten meat type odor but I
did not sniff!
Cheers Wendy

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Waaaay Cool!
Does the plant trap and digest the flies like a Venus fly trap or
does it just attract the flies with its odor?


It's a brilliant plant, it attracts the flies, which are supposed to
pollinate it however I have never seen anything like a seed pod. The
flies hang around as you see, lay their eggs near the centre (after
having ostensibly pollinated the flower) , the fly larva hatch - and
starve to death because there is no carrion for them to eat!

I don't think it smells so bad. It's an odd smell but not actually
unpleasant, unlike, say, a stinkhorn fungus which really does smell
like s**t.


Amd the Voodoo Lily which smelled like a garbage dump on a hot July day!




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