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Pelican Flower

Aristolochia grandiflora

Description:

Aristolochia grandiflora, or Pelican Flower, is a deciduous vine with one of the world's largest flowers that emits an odor that smells like rotting meat, which attracts flies. This one was growing in the ground in a large nursery, maybe as a showpiece, not for sale.

Habitat:

Native to the Caribbean and Central America. It is found in tropical forests near streams and gullies.

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2 Comments

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

I agree with Suz, at least I'm sure about the genus

suzmonk
suzmonk 6 years ago

Hi, Pamsai. I've never actually seen one myself, but I believe that's a Pelican flower, Aristolochia grandiflora.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2013

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