NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is 6

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NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is 6
« on: August 17, 2011, 08:53:02 AM »
Sorry last one rather hard. Try this one.
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 11:21:27 AM »
John, since you forgot to exclude me on this one, i would say Helicodiceros muscivorus ;)
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 01:45:17 PM »
If it is the right answer, then I saw that somebody described the flower of that plant like this:'The open flower resembles the backside of a flatulent pig...in image and in fragrance. If you grow this, it's best not to mention it on your eHarmony profile'
I thought it looked  like a pink hedgehog.
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 10:57:27 PM »
Well I should have banned Oron from this one too but does this mean a permanent ban. Perhaps I should stick to dicots! Yes it is.
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 10:58:23 PM »
Oops I was going to attach a picture.
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 02:14:01 AM »
John is it the Dragon Arum?  The flies look as if they are enjoying themselves.
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Re: Guess what this is 6
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 04:20:20 PM »
The Dragon Arum is Dracunculus vulgaris but this is the problem with common names anyone can apply it to any other plant they like. Helicodiceros is a close relative of Dracunculus and is sometimes included in the genus Dracunculus but it has twice the number of chromosomes.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 12:21:39 PM »
Thank you John. I thought it was possibly Dracunculus vulgaris, however your comment sent me off to investigate further, and I now will have to change my mind and say it is Helicodiceros.  I see the spadix is hairy and the leaf is different, although there are a few leaves in the photo.  I'm not very familiar with this bulb but have enjoyed the research. Thank you.
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