This is probably the most nauseating kingdom smell in the floral; but to its pollinators, it is absolutely irresistible. This clone (out of several we raise) was grown from seed at the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse Plant Diversity (Chap. 25) Amorphophallus titanum
492-493 in text According to fossil record, plants arose about 430 mya from green algae. In order to live on land, plants needed to evolve to “solve” the following problems:
Alterations of Generations The plant life cycle alternates between the diploid sporophyte and haploid gametophyte states.
Outline of the four main groups of plants (IB), also dispersed through pages 494-517 in text 1. Bryophytes (mosses)
Types of plants with special adaptations Xerophytes – plants adapted to grow in very dry habitats
Hydrophytes – plants adapted to grow either submerged or floating on water