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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 Anybody know what it is?











    In the pics below, the outer petals were removed to expose the scary hand inside




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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 " .

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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. 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.

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