RE: NANFA-- OFF TOPIC - Speaking of symbiotic relationships RE;

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:19:30 -0400

>My personal favorite example of pollination selection is still the "Corpse
>Plant". :)

Right now I have a so-called "Carrion plant", in the genus Stapelia,
flowering in my greenhouse. Its pollination strategy is to attract flies as
pollinators, and the flowers produce a scent that at best smells like an old
damp laundrybasket full of dirty clothes. Students always love it... usually
the only ones who'll dare sniff it up-close are baseball players.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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