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Organism of the week #10 – The shapeless cock-of-the-gods

Arum maculatum [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Sannse@Wikipedia]

I missed last week, so this week’s is a biggun, to make up for my tardiness. Bow down before The Shapeless Cock-of-the-Gods: Apparently, when this plant was filmed for The Private Life of Plants in 1995, David Attenborough decided to invent the term “titan arum” to avoid using the plant’s Latin (well, Greek, really) name on prime-time …

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