Carrion flower (Stapelia sp.)

Carrion flower (Stapelia sp.)

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Caption: Carrion flower (Stapelia sp.). The carrion flower attracts pollinating insects by mimicking the appearance and smell of rotting flesh. It emits a putrid smell which lures beetles and flies to its flesh-coloured hairy petals.

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Keywords: adaptations, adapted, biological, biology, botanical, botany, carrion flower, flower, flowering, flowers, mimic, mimicry, nature, one, plant, single, smell, stapelia sp., stapeliad, starfish cactus, structure, unpleasant

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