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    I was at the local college arboretum and came across this wicked looking flower. It was growing on a large tree. The petals are thick and waxy. The flower is formed in a way that rainwater will collect inside. Not sure if this serves any purpose. Perhaps its the ellusive carnivorous flower [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Anybody know what it is?











    In the pics below, the outer petals were removed to expose the scary hand inside [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]




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    I just saw it for sale yesterday. I will return to the store and get the name for you tomorrow. I almost bought it. I love this flower.
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    wow , interesting looking plant larry , looks like an evils persons hand trying to grab something , ithink i'll call this plant at the monent " the devils wife trying to escape from the under world " [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] .

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    Wow...that is awsome! Never seen a flower like that before. I like the hand though. That's kinda like getting the doves out of a sand dollar. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'd love to know the name. I wonder if you could dry the hand. I also wonder if the name will refer to the hand thing (like Devil's claw is named for the claw-like seed pod).

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    I think that is what they call a Buddha's Hand. Don't ask me why.
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    OPPS! Spoke to soon. A Buddah's Hand is a type of lemon.

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    Wow, that's amazing!

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    Chiranthodendron pentadactylon, also known as devil's hand tree or monkey hand tree. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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