Was given a flower, never seen anything like it. Help ID'ing?

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  1. jfeldstein

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    Hey all. I was given this pretty sweet looking flower. Never seen anything like it before, and was hoping you could help me learn what it is.

    http://cl.ly/3VX8

    http://cl.ly/3VX9

    Pretty awesome, right? It smells like lush jungle, not really floral at all..

    What could it be??
     
  2. Poetry to Burn

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    Protea laurifolia?
     
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    Protea is a winner, I couldn't remember what she said it was until you reminded me. Thank you ;-)
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Since you're in SF, take the time in the spring to go to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum -- one of the best collections of Proteaceae (Protea family) in the northern hemisphere.
     
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    Got myself a reminder for March. Cheers
     
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    My anti-virus software blocks your linked web sites claiming they contain the "Trojan.ADH" , mistaken or false alarm ?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    False alarm. Cl.ly is a file hosting service (cloud-app). Norton has 2 positives from the millions of files shared via the site, but still flags it. See here for a discussion about it, as well as Norton's Safe Web assessment...
     
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    Thank you very much Daniel.
     

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