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Rafflesia

Rafflesia sp

Description:

There are thought to be 28 species of this flower which includes the world's largest single flower, over one metre across. This particular one was much smaller, being perhaps only 30-40cm across. Picture 3 is a flower bud. These do not have their own roots but instead grow on vines.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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