For this roundup of Berry-Go-Round, we cast our spot-light on a shadowy corner of botanical curios that challenge our olfactory and aesthetic senses (and oftentimes, both) and test the limit of our love of plants.
And finally, let's look at some parasitic plants - this is where the experiments run wild on stolen rations. First off, Hydnora - from Real Monstrosities excellent photos I thought I was staring at an alien rupture. And from Jungle Mike's incredible adventures, the bizarre Rafflesia and its hair-raisingly ugly cousin Rhizanthes lowii.
Well, that sums it up for now - I fear some readers may have reached their threshold for smelly ugly things.
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