Daily Archives: July 6, 2007

Something For The Weekend – Giant, Smelly Flowers

We’ve been trying to work out which of these two “wonders of the natural world” is the most bizarre and/or disgusting. We can’t decide, so over to you! Let us know what you think in the comments section.

1. The Raffelsia, the world’s largest flower: Whoever has been lucky and seen the humungous flower knows that it is simply breathtaking. Of a vivid to velvety deep red it is normally spotted white, giving it the appearance of a slab of meat. Together with this appearance come one or more gallons of nectar of a sweet-foul smell reminiscent of rotting flesh to attract flies which pollinate the flower.


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