User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: Totally Unknown

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Post

    I received this plant form a friend who had been growing them for quite some time. She had no idea what they were, but thought they were a really neat plant. The large flower looks almost like a furry starfish. I do believe this plant to be carnivorous. The large flower does attract insect and closes up. I have never seen a plant like this before and was wondering if anyone out there knows what it is?






  2. #2
    白人看不懂 Drosera36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    z5/6, Rochester, NY
    Posts
    2,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoops, I tried to repost it for ya never mind.

    Looks like a Stapelia. No, it's not carnivorous. It's a succulent. It uses its stanky flowers to attract flies and pollinate it. Some flowers close at night because they rely on daytime pollinators.


    -Ben
    He who can, does. He who can't, teaches. -George Bernard Shaw
    I love these shirts!!!
    My Growlist
    My Webpage

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Arrow

    That was a quick response. Thanks!

  4. #4
    白人看不懂 Drosera36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    z5/6, Rochester, NY
    Posts
    2,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup, no problem.

    -Ben
    He who can, does. He who can't, teaches. -George Bernard Shaw
    I love these shirts!!!
    My Growlist
    My Webpage

  5. #5
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do believe that Ben nailed it! Check out this link:

    Stapelia Gallery

  6. #6
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] It uses its stanky flowers to attract flowers
    HEY! only kentuckians can say stanky!
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  7. #7
    白人看不懂 Drosera36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    z5/6, Rochester, NY
    Posts
    2,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hehe, whoops.

    I just realized that I wrote "flowers" instead of "flies". Interesting...

    -Ben
    He who can, does. He who can't, teaches. -George Bernard Shaw
    I love these shirts!!!
    My Growlist
    My Webpage

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego, Ca.
    Posts
    657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]HEY! only kentuckians can say stanky!
    I don't know about that
    I'm in Southern California, and all of Southern California is stanky
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •