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Rafflesia Patma

Rafflesia patma


This is one of the 15 species of Rafflesia in Indonesia.. R. padma lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine. Not as big as R. arnoldii, but I like it, it looks very similar..


I found this at Pangandaran Nature Reserve. Endemic to Java Island.


the 4th and the 5th pics are the bud of the flower, it takes about 2 weeks to become the flower, and the flower will last for 5 until 7 days..

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Thanks all :)

CalebSteindel 7 years ago


sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Congrats Jason!!

Great spotting Jason,congrats on the well deserved first place and thanks for sharing

LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Congrats Jason! Wonderful spotting and achievement!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Thanks Daniele! Thanks Lisa! I'm so glad to hear that ☺️

LisaPowers 7 years ago

Congrats Jason Alexander, your odoriferous, yet colorful rafflesia placed 1st in the plants category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congrats Jason, your beautiful Rafflesia has made the top 10 plant spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 plant spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 3rd. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

RendyMoonkies 8 years ago

Veey cool
Saya belum pernah bertemu langsung dengan raflesia, sangat berwarna ya..

iGo Sugiarto
iGo Sugiarto 8 years ago

Wow.. ada yang masih kuncup juga ya... coool...

Great photos! I'd like to see one of these flowers some day :)

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Oh wow! What a great series of images Jason. Lucky you!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 8 years ago

Sounds like a lot of them! It won't be for a few years but yeah, will be great to come back.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Owh what a pitty, I found a dozen of them, from the buds until the rotten one.. Great, I'm looking forward to seeing you again Dan!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 8 years ago

No, I didn't go there. It was in my original plan but I couldn't find any good information on them there and it was a long way out of my way to go, so in the end I skipped it. I'll have to go with you next time!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Thanks Dan.. You went there also, didn't you? It took about 2 hours walk in the jungle to see them..

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 8 years ago

Wow awesome! You're so lucky to see this Jason.

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 1, 2015
Submitted on Jul 4, 2015

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