Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii Bogor Botanical Garden
Rafflesia Arnoldii, a parasitic plant that has grapevine like roots and a fleshy flower which is the only part of the plant that appears above the ground.
This is the largest flower in the world and according and recorded at Guiness book of records, measured three feet in diameter, 3/4 inch thick and around fifteen pounds weight.

This flower can be found in south east asia, at Sumatra, Borneo, Malay Peninsula and Philipines.

The flowers look and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower".

After years of research, Bogor Botanical garden scientist succeed plant this flower at Bogor botanical garden.

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