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Rafflesia

Rafflesia keithii

Description:

Rafflesia keithii is a parasitic flowering plant in the genus Rafflesia endemic to Sabah in Borneo. The flowers can grow up to one metre in diameter. It is named after Henry (Harry) George Keith, former Conservator of Forests in North Borneo (now Sabah).



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20 Comments

Daniel Rowson
Daniel Rowson 5 years ago

Perfect flower - nice spotting!

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 6 years ago

Thanks for the comment guys.... Hope you guys like the pictures.... :)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

wonderful find and photos :)

1049428356
1049428356 6 years ago

Wow! Congrats on finding it

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 6 years ago

Im also interested in taking pics of the arnoldii and pricei as well S Frazier...

Hope i can travel back to the Philippines again to have a look at either on of them. Good thing is, im half filipino, so i can stay there as long as i want. Hehehehe...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Fantastic!! I've always wanted to see one of these in the wild. By some measures, the "genus" (occurring in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand and the Philippines) has the world's largest flower (Rafflesia arnoldii) too.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Nice spotting1

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 6 years ago

Thank you Hema. I really was surprised with the comments and likes... :-)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Ronaldo, I think he means marvellous flower,congratulations for the spotting.

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 6 years ago

Hugo : Sorry Hugo, i dont understand your comment, but hope its a good comment!

Thanks guys for the comment! I really appreciate it! This keithii was about 80 centimetres in length, so it is quite large... :-)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Very interesting, great spot!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Looks amazing!

Hugo Contreras
Hugo Contreras 6 years ago

maravillosa, que flor tan bella, felicidades por encontrarla

antoniocds
antoniocds 6 years ago

It's an amazing flower. Congrats, Ronald. It look really big.

Seema
Seema 6 years ago

great finding..

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Nice but smells horrible!

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 6 years ago

WOW! Fabulous RonaldLo

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Wonderful!!!

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 6 years ago

Penampang has some??? hmmm... i've seen most keithii's here in Poring Hotsprings... really nice ones...

RolandEGauthier
RolandEGauthier 6 years ago

I seen this a few miles out of Penampang back in 2003.. very interesting plant.

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 6.02, Long: 116.74

Spotted on Dec 13, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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