One of the most unusual : Deinacanthon urbanianum

stephaniaOctober 11, 2007

This morning, while I was in my garden, I saw a few flies flew around

one of my odd sticky brom, Deinacanthon urbanianum which I got from Tropiflora.

At first glance, I thought there was something died by the pot,

but when I looked closer, I reallized that my plant had bloomed.

Its inconspicuous flowers smells like that of Stapelia spp. (Asclepiadaceae).

I've never known before that there is a bromeliad which produces

such foul smelling flowers !

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bob740(zone 6 ,NY)

Hi Stephahia,
Your Deincanthon is the first one that I've seen,an unusual little brom.
As for the odor, If you can't lure in pollenators with your pleasent fragrance,I guess the next best thing is to stink up the place...that'll get some attention. :^)
Bob

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 11:15AM
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stephania

I dig up the thread because I think of our good friend Bob (^_^)
and this morning I took some better shots when I found my plant blooming again.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 1:25PM
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splinter1804

Hi Chanin and everyone - Speaking of Bob, I haven't seen him posting for quite a while. I seem to remember someone saying he was in an area hit by a hurricane some time back. Has anyone seen or heard from him, is he OK?

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 2:45PM
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lizbutler

Does Deinacanthon urbanianum pup?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:44AM
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lizbutler

Does this pup?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:46AM
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