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Rafflesia

Rafflesia pricei

Description:

Took this picture in May, this species of rafflesia is endemic to Borneo and takes the form of a growing brown bud for 6-9 months before blooming for 2-3 days...both male and female flowers must open simultaneously for pollination to occur, hence successful pollination is quite rare and some species may be endangered...

Habitat:

grow on roots of certain Lianas in the highland jungle around Mt.Kinabalu...condition was wet and humid then...

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10 Comments

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 8 years ago

Nice one Randall... Am dying to check it out in Tambunan if i have the chance to go there.

For spottings on R. keithii u can check out in Poring Hotsprings... Im sure u can find it there...

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

Thx, Bong...I'm sure there are much better spottings worth that title...mine's a bit blurr..

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

Great spotting Randall...looking this to be a spot of the day...

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

I see.... Thank you.

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

this species does not emit such rotting smell as that of rafflesia arnoldii...nothing much distinct about its odour...all I could smell then was the tranquilizing humid air of the forrest...:)

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

How did it smell?

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

nice... come back soon, nature awaits your future arrival...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Yeah, Borneo has been my favorite place so far. I spent 3 months there in 2001/02 but would love to go back. Look forward to more spottings from there.

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

thx...yeah, the rafflesia is an endoparasite and parasitize lianas of the Tetrastigma sp. Checked ur spotting too, yours seem better..:) guess u've toured Borneo already...

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting! Rafflesia's are my favorite! I also saw R. pricei and a few other species. The blooms can last for 5-7 days I believe. The lianas they parasitize are all species of Tetrastigma.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/588...

Randall Lee
Spotted by
Randall Lee

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 15, 2011
Submitted on Nov 15, 2011

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