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This is Aristolochia gigantea aka "Giant Pelican Flower". I bought it as a tiny vine less then two months back, and despite it only being a few feet tall it already produced a flower. I'm hoping that as it ages, the size of the flower will increase. Oh, and it smells like rotting meat (awesome). Apparently, the vines attract flies to trap them overnight as a method of pollination.


 
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well the rotting meat smell isn't so cool ...... but .......I sure do like it!
 

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those things are pretty cool i saw one at the new york botanical garden when i went to visit with eorchids
 
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