sperm-smelling tree?

donald haarmann donald-haarmann at worldnet.att.net
Sat Aug 28 14:05:42 EST 1999

Wandering Jew <devchonka33 at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:37C03879.6BF6 at hotmail.com...
> Hey, dudes, this might strike you as a silly question
> but I hope I can get an answer! There's this tree that
> sort of smells like human sperm in summer (I think when
> it flowers). A pretty strong distinct smell. What's it
> called? And is it the flowers that smell?

Not this ....... again!!

This question was answered by Cecil Adams "The Straight Dope" in the past:

Run a search at http://www.straightdope.com/ for "sperm trees" . Don't be
off-put by the response, which is the title of the lead article only. You will find
a number of candidate trees.

donald j haarmann - colophon

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