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Among the most squat of the Greenbriar or Catbriar family (Smilacaceae) is the Upright Carrion Flower - Smilax ecirrhata. Other members of the genus often have a vine-like habit and the actual greenbriars are armored with spines on their evergreen stems where as the spineless Carrion Flowers die back to the ground every year. Popping up in late spring typically along flood plane areas, this species puts out its clusters of green, dioecious, and notoriously fragrant flowers from May to June. In late summer to autumn these are replaced with clusters of Blue-Black fruits that are said to have been eaten by the Omaha Indians and used to treat hoarseness. This distant relative of asparagus does not have the characteristic edible shoots shared by other members of the genus which are so yummy to munch on. The berries are probably best left to the birds, and they sure would appriciate it. Over 20 species use Carrion Flower berries as a food source including Cardinals, Wood Ducks, and Turkeys.
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Hello again 👋🏼I’ve been away holidaying on a Greek island and did think I’d be instagramming all over the place but no, the phone went in the safe and I just enjoyed being present and alive *sigh* how lovely!

However, of course, I did take some photos and here’s one of a lovely courtyard I came across... Beautiful!

#greekgarden #carrionflower #variegatedschefflera #opuntia

It’s amazing how different this flower can vary! (Scroll to see the others) my boyfriend thinks they look exactly the same and I thought all of them were a slightly different species, so I asked some peeps who are more in the know and it turns out all 3 in fact are Orbea variegata! 🙄☺️🤓 The genus is distributed widely throughout Africa and enters the Arabian Peninsula. About 56 species are recognized world-wide and are more or less equally divided between the northern and Southern Hemispheres. Strangely, Orbea is not represented in Madagascar, and in southern Africa it is absent only from Lesotho. Orbeas are easily propagated by stem cuttings, which should be taken during the active growing stage (winter) to ensure good rooting, before the plants enter their dormant phase. Cuttings can flower in their first year. Common names include: Starfish Plant, Starfish Cactus, Toad Plant, Toad Cactus, Starfish Flower, Carrion Plant All info from @sanbi_za

Our Stapelia pulvinata in bloom. Pulvinata and species within this genus are commonly referred to as the Carrion Flower, because their blooms look and smell like rotting meat. Its unpleasant odour and look is all a ruse to draw flies, which land to lay eggs and in doing so, pollinate the flowers. Any hatchlings promptly die from starvation. 🌸
Nature never ceases to amaze.

“Carrion Flower with Dinner Guest”, 12inx12in, acrylic on wooden cupboard
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Take it home with you Sunday June 3rd at my Going-Away Party/Fundraiser at FATE Brewing (Boulder) 6:30-9:30pm. Have a drink, boogie to some bumpin’ live music, check out the silent auction👀, and celebrate life, love and art with me!
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#behold the #carrionflower showing up for a little #sunshine #flesh #rotton #peeyew #grow I hope I don't have to wait #forever for it to #bloom #thecorpseflower

Huernia sudanensis Nova in bloom 💚 native to Sudan & Ethiopia and was recently discovered in 2014 💚 scooped @eastaustinsucculents
#huerniasudanensis #huernia #stapeliad #asclepiadaceae #stinkyflower #carrionflower #bizarreplants #rareplants #succulents #succulentjungle #edenecclection

One of my favorite house plants, Huenia zebrina or the lifesaver plant, is starting to bloom! We also call it the zebra asshole plant... See why? #succlent #flowering #carrion #carrionflower

Carrion Flower Flash Sheet feat.
A. Hydnora
B. Starfish Cactus
C. Rafflesia
D. Dead Horse Arum Lily
E. Black Dragon Lily
F. Titan Arum

plus bonus corpse flower.

#illustration #tattoodesign #printmaking #death #morbid #macabre #bizarre #oddities #carrionflower

A new Stapelia on my radar, 😍 Piaranthus punctatus from Little Namaqualand in South Africa!! There are no nick names that I could find... This plant is easy to grow and flower, and will tolerate most soils and growing conditions. The flowers don’t stink at all, and apparently they can sometimes smell like honey, unlike most other carrion flowers. They require moderate watering through the growing season, but enjoy plenty of water and some fertiliser in hot weather, this helps them to flower freely. Water more sparingly in winter and keep in mind that it is unwise to leave them wet in cold weather.  They like Partial sun or light shade.  All info on llifle.com

Happy Weekend guys! After about five aborted flower buds, I still haven’t seen one flower completely bloom. Could this be the one? We shall soon find out. On a side note, the mother plant is showing no sign of flowering. But the cuttings I took from it are all studded with flower buds. Any care tip on this plant will be greatly appreciated!
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My stapelia is doing something!!!! Don’t know what yet but we shall see #succulents #stapelia #carrionflower #stinky #plants

Fat spread of #BrachystelmaBarberae laid out and waiting for you. Specimens range from $75-$300. Message if interested! #africansucculent #africansucculents #carrionflower #carrionflowers #desertcreations #desertcreationsnursery

✨New prints have arrived! Limited run of ten signed copies available in my shop.✨
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A poopy day
One of my more fabulous tasks for my research was to pic out the geophyte remains from baboon and porcupine scat as use in the tophonomy section of my thesis. This task was really quite grim and I had been putting it of for a while. I finally scraped together my courage this morning after dissolving the scat in distilled water. The task of picking out the geophye husks was stinky, but not nearly as bad as I thought. I got poop watercolour abstracts from it too!! See picture 2 and 3. After the task was done and hands thoroughly sanatized, I kept smelling the faul odour. It took me 10 minutes to find the source of the smell! My Orbea variegata finally opened it's massive 10cm diameter flower! I am taking the blessing with the shit, as with everything this year so far!
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