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Utah Botanist Finds Smaller Amorphophallus Species
2012-02-08 04:57:01

The famed "corpse flower" plant – known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape – has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just as stinky.

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2011-04-08 09:50:36

Scientists' attempt to measure biomagnetism in plants sets upper limit for what they generate.

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2010-06-20 08:39:15

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, nestled in Strawberry Canyon just above the central campus, features a mind-boggling 12,000 kinds of plants and breathtaking views of the Bay Area.

2008-12-18 12:03:58

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Lychee Flavor Nata De Coco in Konnyaku Jelly due to a choking hazard. The product, a mini cup desert imported from Japan, was sold in plastic bags with Japanese text and a bilingual sticker describing the product.

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2008-08-07 14:05:00

Botanical enthusiasts are excited to celebrate the blooming of one of the world's largest flowers; however, this phallic plant is most known for its excruciatingly awful smell.

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2008-07-01 09:00:00

There's nothing like the smell of rotting flesh in the morning, especially if you are a botanist.


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