Photo of Corpse Flower (Rafflesia arnoldii): Oh, How Unusual this Bloom is

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Feb 10, 2014 1:52 AM CST
One of the strangest ones I've seen...and I haven't seen many. At first I thought it was ceramic. Texture is most unusual and the little spikes inside the hole make it look dangerous. Is it shaped this way to attract a specific pollinator?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Feb 10, 2014 5:08 AM CST
Yes, it's pollinated by flies and beetles in its native habitat. I understand both male and female flowers have to be present at the same time for successful pollination.
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