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TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!

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    This is Catasetum Callosom (sp?). I figured since everyone has a fetish for the ones that look like aliens. Here you go! This is the female flower.
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    "Your choice is simple. Join us and live in peace or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you."

    Tell me, Aaron, what exactly does the male flower look like?

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    The male flower is brown, and is flatter then the female. It doesn't have that little "pocket" that the female has. These guys are really cool because the males can shoot their pollen up to 8 feet! I am pretty sure that it is more light = female, but can't remember exactly. This particular flower has a wonderful fragrance about it in the morning. Almost like a green apple candy.

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    The female looks so...puritanical in her head wrap.

    The male shoots it eight feet??? Eww...Way too much testosterone!

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    Ah! I actually know something about this... (no laughter, please Julie) It is more light = female blossoms. They are working on breeding some that tend to produce more male flowers even in high light since the male blossoms are usually colorful and the females are green.

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    Well it certainly is very kewl!!!

    THis just makes me want to go and see "Fifth Element" again!!!

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    Laughter...moi? This is all big-time scary! No laughing matter.

    I'm now curious as hell what the Fifth Element's about...

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    Ok, send this plant to me! I love it!! How cool!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    I'm now curious as hell what the Fifth Element's about...
    oh, yo poor chil'...

    it's just one of the bestest alien film that isn't scary!!! ok, given.... Bruce Willis is in it.. but heck, that was even palatable! And, wait for the singing blue alien!! So cool!!!

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    If it gets a kieki on it, it's all yours BD! I ussually get at least one kieki per year on each of my catasetums.

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