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Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5613591

Thanks LariAnn for your fascinating articles on these oddities of the plant world. I wonder if the amorphophallus titanum was the inspiration for the old (50's or 40's?) sci-fi movie "Day of the Triffids" about plants that eat humans? Definitely looks triffid-like, according to my memory, except for the phallus.

September 24, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9285392

Yes it does remind me of the story too. Quite spectacular and somehow a little frightening! Great article!
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 25, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9286081

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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