Sunday, November 19, 2006

Strange Orchid Fact #1: Bulbophyllum

Picture Courtesy of Tinonee Orchid Nursery

Several orchids in the Bulbophyllum genus smell like rotting meat to attract flies for pollination. Many of these orchid flowers also look a bit like they smell.

4 comments:

Luisa said...

Eww! Cool!

bluegrrrrl said...

Seriously nasty!

However, the picture is...strangely erotic...

Jonah Winn-Lenetsky said...

But not so much the smell, unless rotting meat is your thing.

bluegrrrrl said...

I think you know how I feel about rotting meat...but fortunately pictures don't smell!