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Rafflesia

Rafflesia keithii

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22 Comments

situs_hijau
situs_hijau 6 years ago

Mey be this is not R. arnoldi...
Arnordi only in my country.... Bengkulu, sumatera island..... Indonesia
you can look my picture: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/924...
or (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/bunga......) and Amorphopallus (http://gomumu.blogspot.com/2014/10/Bunga......)

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 7 years ago

Is that the worl's biggest flower!!!!??? :)

Fantastic picture, ShaumingLo.
Thank you for sharing pictures of this endanger species.... : (

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

Every time I see a photo of a Rafflesia I can remember the smell of them!! Great photo serie.. :)

QWMom
QWMom 7 years ago

Wow. Just beautiful!

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 7 years ago

Sure you can Beavillaverde

BeaVillaverde
BeaVillaverde 7 years ago

THIS IS SO NICE. :) can i use your picture for my lessons in Biology? btw im a Science teacher! i love all your pictures!

Groundwork - VA
Groundwork - VA 8 years ago

One of the interesting things about this genus is that while the 'plants' are parasitic (having no chlorophyll) - they attract their pollinators by way exuding a foul smell of rotting meat. Thus, flies and other carrion feeders visit these guys in hopes of finding a meal. Probably a really good example of co-evolution! They aren't even visible until the buds are forming or blooming. This genus also comprises the largest blooms to be found; Raffelesia arnoldii has the largest bloom of the genus at 1m (~3 ft.) wide!
Impt. Lesson – photos such as this are the perfect way to ‘share and tell’ as these are seriously endangered due to widespread habitat destruction within much of the rainforested area of Southeast Asia and the fact that Rafflesia buds are also collected for traditional medicine, to treat fertility problems, in parts of their range.
Thank you ShaumingLo!!

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

Thanks Gerardo Aizpuru!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow super series ShaumingLo :)

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

Rafflesia keithii
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rafflesia keithii

Rafflesia keithii: this bloom measured approximately 80 cm in diameter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
Species: R. keithii
Binomial name
Rafflesia keithii
Meijer (1984)
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).[1][2]
[edit]References

^ Meijer, W. 1984. New species of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). Blumea 30(1): 209–215.
^ Mat-Salleh, K.; Mohd-Ros, A.H.; Donna, J. (2006), "The Role of Protected Areas in the Conservation of Rafflesia in Malaysia", in Othman, Sahir; Yatim, Siti Hawa; Ellagupillay, Sivananthan et al., Management and Status of resources in protected areas of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Department of Wildlife and National Parks, pp. 141–154 More than one of |editor1-last= and |editor-last= specified (help); More than one of |editor1-first= and |editor-first= specified (help);
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Rafflesia keithii
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rafflesia keithii

Rafflesia keithii: this bloom measured approximately 80 cm in diameter
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
Species: R. keithii
Binomial name
Rafflesia keithii
Meijer (1984)
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).[1][2]
[edit]References

^ Meijer, W. 1984. New species of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). Blumea 30(1): 209–215.
^ Mat-Salleh, K.; Mohd-Ros, A.H.; Donna, J. (2006), "The Role of Protected Areas in the Conservation of Rafflesia in Malaysia", in Othman, Sahir; Yatim, Siti Hawa; Ellagupillay, Sivananthan et al., Management and Status of resources in protected areas of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Department of Wildlife and National Parks, pp. 141–154 More than one of |editor1-last= and |editor-last= specified (help); More than one of |editor1-first= and |editor-first= specified (help);
[edit]External links

Parasitic plants: Rafflesia keithii
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This Malpighiales article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
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ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

And also Mona Pirih,Reza Hashemizadeh,Leuba,Adarsha B S,ceherzog,Seema for you comments and likes.

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

Thanks dandoucette for the ID.

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

interesting

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I sure would like to stumble upon that on the forest floor!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

great spotting ! really fortunate seeing this one. Thanks for sharing this with us, ShaumingLo.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Great spotting!

Spectacular !

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Spectacular !!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

The efforts have paid off well :-)

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 8 years ago

Thanks SatyenM, great effort to get these shot, as and old man have to walk downhill and uphill! my knees are almost giving up!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful series Shauming!

ShaumingLo
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Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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