Tucker Greenhouse coolness

cone

Zamia furfuracea cone or fruiting body found in the Zamiaceae family. Commonly called Cardboard Palm.  Not a palm at all, but a Cycad.

Theobroma cacao flower found in the Malvaceae family. This flower will one day turn into chocolate

Theobroma cacao flower found in the Malvaceae family. This flower will one day turn into chocolate…really.

star-shaped flower

Stapelia gigantea found in the Apocynaceae family. Known as Carrion flower. It stinks like roadkill. Note the flies on the flower. They think they’ve found a corpse to lay their eggs on, but they accidentally pollinate the flower instead. Smart, stinky flower

red flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima found in the Fabaceae family. Known as Pride of Barbados.