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Nov 10 2011

Botanical Wednesday: It reminds me of something, I’m not sure what

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  1. 1
    JDStackpole

    I though you said you weren’t going to “do” any porn.

  2. 2
    SallyStrange

    Dang! Line stolen.

  3. 3
    Glen Davidson

    Inception! Sexual structures appearing like, um, sexual structures.

    Now just what do you suppose the Designer is telling me?

    Glen Davidson

  4. 4
    Atheist Aaron

    He didn’t say anything about producing it though.

  5. 5
    Tethys

    What an unusual flower. Some Aroids have a most unusual trait. They can produce heat! From wiki:

    Many plants in this family are thermogenic (heat-producing). Their flowers can reach up to 45 degrees Celsius even when the surrounding air temperature is much lower. One reason for this unusually high temperature is to attract insects (usually beetles) to pollinate the plant, rewarding the beetles with heat energy.

  6. 6
    Weedless Monkey

    A cayenne-like C.Annuum, albeit of an especially beautiful dark colour, wrapped in some decorative but no doubt scrumptious leafy vegetable. I’d dip that in some tzatziki.

  7. 7
    NC

    A dippy bird?

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  9. 9
    Physicalist

    It reminds you of Snoop Willis, perhaps?

  10. 10
    Weedless Monkey

    Lynn Wilhelm, the title part only describes what pops up when you hover your mouse cursor over the link, the part that shows up as an actual link goes between the closing > and the </a> that closes the a href -tag.

    Um. I’m thinking of a more complicated way to write that, but can’t think of any. Maybe an example would be better.

    <a href=”http://link.here.com/” title=”hovertext”>This will be the link</a>

    produces

    This will be the link

    And now there must be some hidden typo that makes all this a garbled mess, even if it looks just fine in preview.

  11. 11
    Lynn Wilhelm

    Thanks Weed Monkey, now I finally understand what the damn word “title” means. Let me try it here again. Click here to see the cover of this year’s catalog. He’s come up with some great covers over the years.

    Perfect! I hope I can remember…

  12. 12
    Jams

    HAHAHAHAHA @ “christianmingle.com” ad accompanying this article in my RSS feed.

  13. 13
    syd

    georgia o’keeffe, maybe ?

  14. 14
    air101

    Hmmm…purple carrots?

    Purple Carrots

    :D

    Which reminds me, what do native English speakers use for the plural form of “Anthurium”? “Anthuriums” or “Anthuria”?

    Thanks

  15. 15
    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    It reminds me of something, I’m not sure what

    Cock ‘n pussy, PZ. That’s what.

  16. 16
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Silly me. I read that as “Posted in Orgasms”

    @air101:

    Anthuriums.

  17. 17
    Ouigui

    This reminds me that it might be fun to point out to religious prudes that every bouquet of cut flowers is a display of dismembered sexual organs. “What’s the real message of those roses you just bought, huh? Pervert.”

  18. 18
    magistramarla

    PZ,
    You are a feisty old scalawag!

  19. 19
    DLC

    kind of reminds me of a ceramic bell I saw once. . . /innocent look

  20. 20
    Weedless Monkey

    kind of reminds me of a ceramic bell I saw once. . . /innocent look

    … if you know what I mean, eh eh. *nudge nudge, wink wink*

    .
    .
    .
    Seriously.

    What’s it like?

  21. 21
    Holms

    @10
    Muphry’s Law.

  22. 22
    outrage zombie

    An especially confusing puberty?

  23. 23
    Kevin Walter

    Viagra is now called the Disneyland pill because it’s an hour long wait for a sixty second ride.

  24. 24
    Kevin Walter

    There is also a female’s version of Viagra it’s called Niagra because it keeps them wet for a week.

  25. 25
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    It reminds me of something, I’m not sure what

    Reminds me of a chile pepper. But then, I’m notoriously clueless about some things.

  26. 26
    ambulocetacean

    You’ll put someone’s eye out with that thing.

  27. 27
    Birger Johansson

    It reminds me of the long tongue of the chameleon.
    The plant is camoflaguing itself as a predator to keep herbivores away.

    It also reminds me of the docking probe of Soyuz spacecraft, but I cannot imagine any evolutionary advantage of Soyuz-mimicry.

  28. 28
    barbara eckstien

    amorphophallus something. Can’t remember the something,but I always remember the amorphophallus. wonder why that is.

  29. 29
    Anj

    It’s in the name. Literally.

  30. 30
    Tarpon

    Not as much fun as Amorphophallus titanum though…..you look good, and smell like dead meat

  31. 31
    adrian

    We have a similar plant here in the uk. Arum maculatum also has a common name of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, I’ll let you all work out the connotations of this!

    ps Long-time lurker, first post.

  32. 32
    RFW

    Those who live on the Left Coast in dry-summer areas should look into the ever delightful Arum dioscoridis, another aroid. Easy to grow, truly vile looking spathe with dirty lime green and purple-black blotches, and the smell of a compost pile that’s been over-watered and has gone anaerobic. In one word, nasty: nasty looking and nasty smelling.

    Google has lots of images for your delectation.

  33. 33
    Monado, FCD

    A marlin spike wrapped in a bat wing?

  34. 34
    nazani14

    Reminds me of the Disney witch Maleficent, with her wonderful collar.

  35. 35
    carolw

    I thought I clicked off the porn post…

  36. 36
    rablerowser

    Reminds me of a member of the Arecaceae…

  37. 37
    cyberCMDR

    It’s a pistil packin’ momma!

  38. 38
    Samantha Vimes, Chalkboard Monitor

    cyberCMDR, you have won an Internet.

  39. 39
    jacobdiemer

    Yay!

    Dracunculus. Mine are just starting to open – the back garden should be quite stinky in a day or two. The neighbours have been warned. :-)

    I’m still trying to offload some of the smaller plants onto friends for their own fun, but surprisingly few takers….

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