Monday, August 18, 2008

Corpse Lily



Corpse Lily

I have heard things about the Corpse Lily being the biggest flower and how bad it smelled, but when I finally saw it in person, I realized how true all the news and testimonies were. This one looks different from the other kinds I have seen on TV, but the shop owner did say it was a corpse lily. It's not that smelly compared to durian (the fruit) that you can smell from meters away. I was actually doing my macro shooting that day and got to stand next to this flower, and at first I didn't smell anything, but if you stay a bit longer, it's smell would really crawl on your nose. It really smelt like its name! Sorry if you're just about to eat, or eating , or just finished eating while reading this one.

I think the oddest thing about this one is the fact that somebody sells it! I mean, if you knew how horrible it smells like, and you knew you needed a big chunk of land to plant this, why still sell it? I certainly wouldn't want a flower that big in our little garden! Well, if someone buys it, then that's going to odder than the oddest!

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12 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

This really is odd! Very strange shape and I'm very grateful that I can't smell it!

Your whole pic is very interesting!

Blue said...

Really odd, & what's odder is why any one would want one!

Judi~Gmj said...

Why indeed would anyone buy this thing? Thanks for taking a picture of it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Odd, yes! Don't send seeds. :-)

Paulie said...

That's one odd plant that I am glad it's unique and not abundantly sold here. I saw/smelled one of those many years ago and had forgotten all about them.

Come see my odd shot which grows but isn't smelly!

dot said...

I've never heard of such. Odd indeed!
Mine is HERE

John said...

Very odd shot indeed.

Patty said...

I have never seen a plant like that..It is indeed odd
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Anu said...

I have never seen or heard of this lily. Nice photo

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Katney said...

You would think that it would at least LOOK good, but I guess people might buy it for the novelty of it.

shutter-happy said...

Never heard of it...
ew!

 
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