I appear to have missed the moment when Maria initially unfurled her spathe, though I couldn't have missed it by more than a week, so the odds are good that this was never a pretty inflorescence:
Still, it's unusual for a spathe to flip backward so hard and fast that it actually curls around itself:
Actually, now that I think about it, Maria's most notable for coming up with inventive new ways of being horrible. Her foliage would never be great,
but she went through a spell about a year ago where she would start building leaves and then forget to finish them:
In some cases, she couldn't even be bothered to finish building the petiole, never mind the leaf:
Had she not budded in May,
Maria would have been gone a long time ago, but I kept her around on the off chance that the bloom might have been interesting.
I suppose technically it was. My fault for not being more specific.