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The first two photos show the flower in bloom and the remaining photos show the life cycle of the parasitic plant. The World's largest flower.
Fun fact! The rafflesia is world’s largest flower, native to Southeast Asia and weighing up to 25 pounds. Its other claim to fame is that it smells like rotting meat, hence its common name – corpse flower.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/3...
Thanks Gerardo and Hans! I was pretty lucky to get to spot the entire cycle in one little area - a small farm that is lucky enough to have them every year or couple of years right outside of Mt. Kinabalu.
Incredible FlowerWonderful series.
cool, spotted the hole lifecycle. Great job
Haha. I got pretty close but didn't really smell the "awful smell" that they have. There were a ton of flies though, so who knows - maybe I just have a horrible sense of smell.
Awesome! Were you holding your nose when you took this - I believe they smell pretty offensive!
Very nice and informative.
Nice Chris! Rafflesia are my favorite. I've seen a few species too. I don't think it's necessary though to put that it's the world's largest flower in with the common name. You can add that in your notes or description.
Spotted on Jul 26, 2011 Submitted on Aug 26, 2011
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