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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum in OKC

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum in OKC
  • From: bonaventure@optonline.net
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 22:54:11 -0400
  • Content-language: en
  • Priority: normal

Someone somewhere called some aroid a "viagra lily" !

i've gone to a few places and said that.  there is nothing like seeing the look on the staff's faces.




>From: Walter Greenwood <walterg@nauticom.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum in OKC
>Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 18:39:57 -0400
>
>When you go back, walk in and ask to see the "huge penis flower".  
>Now THAT might have some real marketing value!
>
>-WG
>
>>Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
>>
>>Incidentally, re the question on names ... when we went in, I asked
>>"Is the Amorphophallus titanum in a public area?" and the person
>>running the desk said "The what? Oh, is that the stinky plant?".
>>The security guard knew both "Titan arum" and "corpse flower", but
>>only the docent knew the scientific name and I never heard him use
>>it when talking to anyone but us. There were a number of people who
>>had apparently come in just to view the titanum.
>>
>>This close, we'll definitely go over again when it opens.
>>
>>Steve
>>
>>-- Steve Marak
>>
>
>
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