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The Madagascan Man-Eating Tree

venus flytrap man-eating tree dionaea muscipula madagasca

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#16    Euphorbia

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 12 November 2012 - 02:51 AM, said:

Sounds awesome. All different or do you have a preference in your collection? Tell us about it. Any pics?
Just watch out for fast growing hungry one in the corner. :P

Mostly all different. Look up my screen name in Google images. Euphorbia is just one of many genera from the succulent world and one of my favorites. I have about 60 different species of Euphorbia alone......

BTW, the plant everyone knows as Poinsettia is actually Euphorbia pulcherrima.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

View PostEuphorbia, on 12 November 2012 - 02:12 AM, said:

Total hoax!

As a collector, I have about a thousand plants at my house, many from Madagascar. Not only does this species not exist, the genus doesn't exist either. If this plant actually existed, it would be a well known plant and places like the Huntington Botanical Gardens in southern California, and the Kew Gardens in London would have one in their collections.

http://www.museumofh...e_of_madagascar


Indeed. some plants however do consume small mammals such as rats. I was pretty surprised at that. A man eating tree is quite a step up though.

Do you have any pictures of your garden online? Quite a green thumb myself, so I like to think. I'd love to have a look at your garden.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 11 November 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

When you can't dazzle them with an actual specimen of a plant that ate a human - make sure to distract them with breasts.


And that wins. Every time. :tu:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 11 November 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

I recall reading this story before, I doubt theres any truth to it and I thought the biggest animal a plant could eat was at most a rat. Interesting though ever see the movie The Ruins :w00t:

Movies good, book is much better.  The movie goes to show it can be a vine instead of one BIG plant.. :unsure2:

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