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Typhonium venosum - a minor stinky

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    Default Typhonium venosum - a minor stinky

    Just opened this morning. Had to get a shot before the sun got too bright.
    No odor yet, but that will come. It's not too bad, kind of like a very ripe, dead squirrel. Some of the big amorphs are really bad.

    Also know as the 'Evil Calla'. Note: No leaves yet. Those won't come for a few weeks yet.


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    Very dead & ripe squirrel??? Now there is wishful thinking if I *EVER* heard it! Kev, do you know I've never seen a squirrel around my sister's neighborhood in Denver? I'm tempted to move down here! (As you probably recall, I share your opinion of those dressed up tree-rats!)


    Cheers,

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    Isn't it odd that I know exactly what a dead squirrel smells like?


    No squirrels in Denver? Can't be. I thought these things had colonized the earth. I bet they've just mutated there to look like scorpions or something.

    A scorpion with a bushy tail. That could be interesting.

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    Oh, don't misunderstand me, I have seen squirrels in Denver. There's a nice state park (Cherry Creek) a couple of miles from my sister's house and I've seen the odd one there. Only fox squirrels, though, which I find *relatively* inoffensive. No sleazy red squirrels or hideous gray squirrels that I've ever seen, though.


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    P.S. I, too, know exactly what a dead, ripe (love that word LOL) squirrel smells like. And believe it or not, it didn't die at my hands. (Although I felt no regret when I found its disgusting corpse!)

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    Flower only lasted one day this year, maybe cause I grew it in more sun. It's now a pile of goo. Flies seem to like it.

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    Question; I'm now stinky-confused:

    What comes up from the bulb first, when it appears above-ground? The flower, or the stalk with leaves?

    In your pic it looks like the flower came up, but what's that tall thing growing out of it in the center? Is that part of the flower, or is that the stalk from which the leaves will form?

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    Flowers come first. That whole thing is the flower. The long, brown thing sticking up is the spadix.

    The entire thing has now collapsed. Leaves won't start to emerge for a few weeks yet. The small ones I sent you follow the same schedule. Leaves don't come out until very late.

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    Thanks Kev. That helps to know.

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