Star Cactus Flowers smell like carrion and attract flies. When the blossom closes up in a day or 2, the fly eggs stay warm and eventually hatch into maggots. Depending on conditions and the horticulturist that owns the plant, the flies may hatch as well as the flower may be pollinated and form seed. Interest symbiosis. One must keep this plant outside during the blooming!
(found this on internet).
I think those cactus have my age!! and this is the first time I see that flower!! is so weird to see.. is beautiful!! and yeap, attracts lots of flies, I was trying to get them away for the picture.. Success!! Others Shots from this Flower:Star Cactus Flower TunnelStar Cactus Flower Closed
Excellent things are rare. Plato
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