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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rafflesia










One of the rarest and most astonishing flowers in the world, including the very largest, is found only in southeastern Asia, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines. The Rafflesia flower starts as a small bud and can take over a year to flower. Rafflesia plants are parasitic, lacking both leaves and roots. The flower is not designed for beauty. In fact, the five fleshy, petal like lobes, marbled red and white, resemble dead meat and through chemical reaction the flower generates a strong odor of rotting flesh. This attracts carrion feeders drawn by the fleshy color pattern and the stench! After a few days, the Rafflesia flower turns brown and rots. Thus the world's rarest plant lives for a few days making it extremely difficult to see in the wild.

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8 comments:

cookies said...

wow, it's Great :)

Shea said...

wow,

ZuiYanHong said...

So fantastic.......

Sheri Fresonke Harper said...

I'd love to see these in real life, excellent job of photographs and article :) Sheri

MyKitty said...

I am astonished to see this beautiful flower. Thanks so much!!

Fadil Wimala said...

wew.. The photos are so detailed

Anonymous said...

Photos are great except you didn't take them. They were taken by Troy Davis.

no limit adventre said...

nice blog :)
good luck :)