Benjamin Adams of Madison, age 4, shows his opinion of the stinky corpse flower, a 98-inch-tall Titan Arum nicknamed "Big Bucky," that bloomed June 9, 2005, at the UW-Madison Botany Greenhouses. This rare and malodorous flowering plant native to the equatorial rain forests of Indonesia usually blooms only two or three times during an average 40-year life span, although this same plant also bloomed in 2001. The plant is known for its capacity to generate an overpowering smell of carrion when it blooms; this smell attracts pollinators such as flies, beetles and bees, but apparently not young boys.
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart,
Date: 6/05 File#: D100 digital camera frame 7192
Uma aula síntese sobre as flores das angiosperma. Pode servir de resumo para o ensino fundamental ou uma introdução para o ensino médio.
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