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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.

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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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2006-08-12 10:40:43

Inhale. New Yorkers can breathe easy again: The "corpse flower" has passed its smelly peak. But the plant dubbed "Baby" may soon have some of its own.

2006-08-11 15:49:52

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arum by any other name would smell as rank -- so it's just called the corpse flower.

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2006-08-08 07:34:13

Hundreds of visitors filed through a Virginia Tech greenhouse to get a glimpse, and a whiff, of a powerfully malodorous "corpse flower" as it bloomed.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.