Lily (Xanthosoma n. sp.)
🎼"It's getting hot in here, so hot, so take off all your clothes -
Theme song of the aroid. Arum lilies are able to raise the temperature inside their inflorescence by up to 35 degrees C above ambient temps in a process called thermogenesis. Each species of aroid has a different optimum temperature specific to its natural environment and its pollinators. This energetic process uses a mitochondrial respiration pathway and has been demonstrated to have the same energetic requirements as a hummingbird in flight. The higher temperatures are thought to increase the volatility of aromatic, malodorous compounds to attract pollinators. So the next time your romantic skeptic friends tell you that "love stinks", you can tell them to put in their request as an arum lily for their next reincarnation, so that that "stink of love" can be music to their ears.
Photo from the Tambopata research centre, Peru.
-Health injury/stress levels (scale 1-10-->☠️ )
⏳-time in captivity
📷 - 'in situ'
- in studio
🎨 - Use of cloning or extensive post processing
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