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Rafflesia arnoldii

Rafflesia arnoldii

Description:

Rafflesia arnoldii the biggest flower in the world

Habitat:

Bengkulu Forest

Notes:

Bengkulu The Land Of Rafflesia

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23 Comments

situs_hijau
situs_hijau 4 years ago

This is from my country... bengkulu, indonesia
My rafflesia: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/...
or (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/bu......) and Amorphopallus (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/Bu......)

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

thank you @Seema

Seema
Seema 5 years ago

so nice

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

you are welcome Despina, Bengkulu is Land Of Rafflesia

Wonderfull spotting, love the flower close -up! Thanks for updating the spotting, to show only the flower and not the people around it!

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

You are welcome Johan. @LaurenZarate : it doesn't smell foul.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 5 years ago

@shebebusynow: All the photos of the original posting had a human or a group of humans in. The avatar being used is perfect.

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Sofian ... so strange and wonderful that it doesn't look quite real, does it?

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

amazing spotting!!!

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 5 years ago

This is beautiful! Sighting one of these is going to go on my 'bucket list'. For what it's worth, Johan, if the profile shot is what you were referring to, in this case I think that it would be legitimate to have at least one shot in the series include the human because the perspective on its size is impossible to grasp otherwise, and that is its most prominent characteristic. I'd leave the human in the photo. One of those cases where the exception proves the rule.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Amazing spotting! Welcome to Project Noah and thank you for sharing! This is very impressive!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Very beautiful! If this one doesn't smell, how does it attract flies for pollination? Or is it pollenated in some other way?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Very amazing!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 5 years ago

Hi Sofian, Thanks very much for your co-operation. Many people get upset, but your reaction is commendable. Thanks again!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

What a fine specimen!

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

ok, i'm understand, thank you Mr. Johan

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 5 years ago

HI Sofian, Very nice spotting. Welcome to Project Noah. Project Noah does not encourage photos of humans and it would be appreciated if you could crop the photos to show only the flower. Thanks very much.

I suggest you read the FAQ (http://www.projectnoah.org/faq) to learn the rules of the site.Looking forward to more spottings from your part of the world.

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

thank you so much Neil

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Considering the size of them, that's got to be a good thing. Great photos, Sofian, and thanks for sharing our amazing find.

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

Rafflesia arnoldii not smell

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Now that is an impressive flower. What a great spotting. Is it the one that smells like rotting meat?

SofianRafflesia
SofianRafflesia 5 years ago

thank you :)

Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

What an amazing spotting! I know that it is quite rare to find one of these in bloom.

Bengkulu, Indonesia

Lat: -3.52, Long: 102.54

Spotted on Dec 14, 2013
Submitted on Dec 14, 2013

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