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Helicodiceros Muscivorus - Dead Horse Arum Lily - Very Rare - 3 Seeds

Helicodiceros muscivorus, the dead horse arum lily is an ornamental plant native to Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands. I t is the only species in the genus Helicodiceros. Within the family Araceae the plant is part of the subfamily Aroideae. The flowers of H. muscivorus smell like rotting meat, attracting carrion-seeking blow flies which act as pollinators. One of a rare group of thermogenic plants, the dead horse arum can raise its temperature by thermogenesis. This helps to lure flies into the plant to contact its pollen.
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