A carrion flower, stapelia gigantea

A carrion flower, stapelia gigantea

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Credit: MARTIN LAND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Macrophotograph of the carrion flower, Stapelia gigantea, in bloom. The flower is pollinated by blowflies and has evolved to look & smell like carrion in order to attract them. The flowers of this species are among the largest known, measuring up to 40cm across.

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Keywords: botany, carrion flower, flower, flowering, flowers, nature, plant, plants, stapelia, stapelia gigantea, succulent

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