Friday Flower Porn: The Proud, The Rampant, The Really Spiky

This fearsome beast is a Puya raimondii, a member (har) of the pineapple family. The specimen was photographed by an unknown (to me) botanist in the high Andes of Peru.
Hat tip to my wandering co-blogger, Kevin “Just Me, My Banjo, and My Bonobos” Beck, for sending this along.

  1. #1 by Rob Miller on December 15, 2006 - 9:02 am

    How… phallic.

  2. #2 by Steve_C on December 15, 2006 - 12:12 pm


  3. #3 by Suesquatch on December 17, 2006 - 3:32 pm

    Satan’s French tickler!

  4. #4 by Doc Bushwell on December 18, 2006 - 7:25 am

    Satan’s French tickler!

    Heh. It is clench-inducing, isn’t it?

  5. #5 by Coom on January 28, 2007 - 10:06 am

    Beautiful! We love him already and cannot wait ot get our hands on him. Hope mom feels better really soon. Mimi, Uncle Todd, Sarah and Will.

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