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Some photos of durian flowers.
« on: February 21, 2012, 12:03:04 AM »
All these years of devouring durian, I've never seen the flowers.  :)









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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 12:12:41 AM »
Did you take these ?  Where were they taken ?
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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:22:31 AM »
My uncle sent them to me. Photos were taken in Viet Nam.

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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 12:24:19 AM »
My uncle sent them to me. Photos were taken in Viet Nam.
Can he send you some fruit also (to send to me) :)
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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 01:14:17 AM »
This site also has some really nice shots of durian flowers:
http://raubdurianorchard.blogspot.com/2011/04/it-blossom-time-now.html
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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 02:23:11 AM »
Does anybody know if the flowers smell the same as the fruit?

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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 06:17:49 AM »
Very pretty! 

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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 05:51:26 PM »
Does anybody know if the flowers smell the same as the fruit?

No the flowers don't smell like the fruit. The gaseous smell of the fruit is to attract animals that can smell it from afar and are attracted to it. The smell starts happening as soon as the fruit falls to the ground,  ripens and splits open, then animals like civet cat come to eat them and spread the seeds. In other words it's a reproductive strategy.
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Re: Some photos of durian flowers.
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 06:03:36 PM »
Amazing flowers.  Thanks for posting these.  While I am not a huge fan of the fruit, the tree, the fruit appearance and now the blooms are incredible.  I have dabbled with plantring and growing seedlings over the years.  They get about 3 feet high and inevitably die.  I keep growing them nonetheless because they are so intriguing.

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