11 responses to “Aseroe rubra”

  1. Douglas Justice

    Whoa! Day of the Triffids, or what?

  2. fotrristi

    I know fungi can be weird but this is really WEIRD! Thanks for the info – this is just great!

  3. Bkida

    Science fiction has nothing on Aseroe rubra, on the contrary, I see a sequel to the Little Shop of Horrors.

  4. elizabeth a airhart

    i agree little shop of horrors indeed
    daniel has been haveing bad dreams again

  5. phillip

    holy smackaroo….these are something else…does anyone have a receipe i could put these with…just kidding….you know they would taste awful…!…i think….daniel…a question…do plants have brains..?…i don’t mean as in humans…when a tree goes dormant and the wood freezes in winter…the life force moves to the roots…are the roots like a brain…?…just wondering….

  6. Gail Moshier

    Wow, these are beautiful, Daniel. Thanks for informing us of this species. Flora is so interesting and bazaar, at the same time. What a wondrous world we live in!!!! Thanks for bringing this world to us in pictures!!!!

  7. Daph

    Amazing! One could easily believe they are the fantasy products of someones imagination, made of plastic, more amazing to know that they sprouted from within the earth. ‘Disgusting red’ sums it up nicely, but still there is a weird beauty in the design and texture, definately the sort of thing that would be growing in The Wicked Witch’s garden!

  8. Lécuru Christophe

    Bonjour,
    Travaillant actuellement sur le genre Aseroë, j’aimerais savoir exactement où cette magnifique récolte à était effectuée s’il vous plait.
    D’avance MERCI
    Cordialement et à votre service.
    Christophe Lécuru
    Adjoint technique (auprès de Régis Courtecuisse)
    Laboratoire de Botanique
    FAC des Sciences Pharmaceutiques & Biologiques
    BP 83/ 59006 Lille cedex/ France/ 0603608022

  9. Aeranthes

    Check out the fascinating similarity of this fungal eruption to the flowers of an organism from a different Kingdom – Rhizanthes. One of my favorite Linnaean names of all time is Rhizanthes infanticida. For photos of this species and others on Flickr, see: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=rhizanthes&m=text
    The mention of Triffids above was appropriate; a mention of the movie “Alien” could also be included.

  10. Evelyn

    Nice pic. I have these horrid things in my garden. They really stink and the flies love them. Got some good pics of mine today. YUK!

  11. Evelyn

    Forgot to mention, I am in Australia. I just realised this site is in Canada? Sorry!

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