Gross smells

David Ehrlich
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 16:21:32 PDT
It’s interesting to note that an Arum, with the larges inflorescence in the 
world, and a Stapelia, with one of the largest flowers in the world both smell 
like carrion.  That having been noted, it is also true that some Arums have 
modest inflorescences, and not all smell bad; also some Stapelias have small 
flowers and some even have a pleasant perfume.  It’s just that the grossest are 
gross, and that may not be coincidence.
David E.

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