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big smelly flower at Kew Gardens

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Lucky it was not yet in bloom. Sure is big.

ukmari says:

such a lovely shot!
I love it.
Good that the photo doesn't smell.

2nd Jun 2007, 07:04

Dhamaka says:

the photo's lovely
I'm guessing the smell isn't nice then..

2nd Jun 2007, 07:32

minkey says:

If i remember correctly, smelled like..putrefaction... apparently highly attractive to...insects LOL
Never had the chance to see it before, Lovely shot

2nd Jun 2007, 08:29

Gael says:

God that's gorgeous!
The colour, the pleats, wow!

2nd Jun 2007, 08:47

Helen says:

Looks edible... yum.

2nd Jun 2007, 08:52

nige says:


2nd Jun 2007, 11:20

hildegard says:

Great shot & top marks for not seeing it in full bloom. Durian smells bad enough but at least that's edible... ;)

2nd Jun 2007, 11:42

swamprose says:

this is what it looks like when it really gets going

Hildegarde's photos of Chelsea made me remember how much I liked the pleating and fuzzy parts on this plant. Nige, you really don't want to bite this one. Really. You either, mamzelle Helen.

2nd Jun 2007, 12:22

Helen says:

Would it make me grow big, like Alice?

2nd Jun 2007, 12:39

swamprose says:

yes, Helen. ten feet tall.
but the other side makes you small.

only Alice knows for sure and she's not telling.

2nd Jun 2007, 12:55

nige says:

might be worth boiling it first then...

2nd Jun 2007, 12:59

Viv says:


2nd Jun 2007, 13:01

minkey says:

Certainly not one to eat or come too close and personal when the time is right....but would be a perfect way to have space in the tube LOL....

2nd Jun 2007, 17:59

JEsson says:

There's one of these in the Sydney Botanical Gardens and manages to hit the news when it flowers- smells like rotting meat apparently.

3rd Jun 2007, 05:30

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