Definitely Unfragrant: The Corpse Flower

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Re: Definitely Unfragrant: The Corpse Flower

Post by Hamad » June 20th, 2013, 10:11 pm

When I read the name of your plant in the picture as Dracunculus vulgaris , my first thought was that it is derived from Dracula- from its blood red colour and severe stench :-).

However the literal meaning its name turned out to be so innocent : "Common dragon
ya quite interesting name isn't it, and Dracunculus vulgaris is because of its vulgar flagrant may be ;)

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Re: Definitely Unfragrant: The Corpse Flower

Post by M Farooq » June 20th, 2013, 11:33 pm

Hamad wrote:
When I read the name of your plant in the picture as Dracunculus vulgaris , my first thought was that it is derived from Dracula- from its blood red colour and severe stench :-).

However the literal meaning its name turned out to be so innocent : "Common dragon
ya quite interesting name isn't it, and Dracunculus vulgaris is because of its vulgar flagrant may be ;)

Hamad
Right :-)... that was my first impression too but vulgaris in Latin nomenclature means = common (plant)

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