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    Hey folks one of my favorite flowers has bloomed so I have decided to dissect the fading bloom so we can all see what secrets lie within the aroid Arum cornutum or "Voodoo Lilly". There are several synonyms/renames of this plant, they're likely all this one.

    Enjoy the ugliness!



    Dissection and growing info:

    http://www.nepentheshouse.com/growlist/arumcornutum.htm

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    I love it ~in all it's stinkin beauty, thank you for the play by play.
    San Francisco flower conservatory i think it was march eighth of last year*
    Titan Arum 10 years old, 5 ft tall , potato like root weighed in at 44 pounds alone. when its hood unfurled the deep red bloom like yours in color ~ smelled its worse on day #2 they called it ted the titan, i called it stinky dirty sock boy. peeuu

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    This one (and the other which I have left to wither unvandalised) didn't stink very much. On saturday morning when I put my nose into the freshly peeled spathe it had a faint smell of a rubber mask but it wasn't too bad. Of course, I always have inscence going in my place anyway so it may have masked a smell I didn't notice.

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    Last summer I decided to open up a very old Nep pitcher to see if it actually had anything in it. Incredibly, I found yellow jackets. I never ever see anything get caught. It's like they do their thing purposely when I'm not looking!

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    Ah yes, the beloved Arum cornutm (old old name btw, it is now Typhonium venosum) It has a powerful wicked sweet smelling toxic scent. It made me dizzy because I was sniffing it for hours
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