Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours. No, this plant isn’t a carnivorous rat-eater like the Nepenthes attenboroughii – it just uses a decaying rodent smell to attract pollinators.
This tropical tree reveals truths and keeps secrets. What it does with light is fantastic and makes me long to capture its vitality and uniqueness.
asdf, daniel stultz on ArtStation at http://www.artstation.com/artwork/asdf-f3c13e3c-ca57-4045-984b-7da3980ac60e
Walt Peregoy's Jungle Book via Deja's View
Kurt Schwitters, Merz Konstruktion, 1921, bois peint, papier, grille en métal, 36,8 x 21,6 cm, Philadelphie, Museum of Art