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Rafflesia

Rafflesia pricei

Description:

The symbolic flower of Borneo! The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots. It is an endoparasite of vines in the genus Tetrastigma (Vitaceae), spreading its absorptive organ, the haustorium, inside the tissue of the vine. The only part of the plant that can be seen outside the host vine is the five-petaled flower

Habitat:

On moist tropical rain forest floor of Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia.

Notes:

Rafflesia pricei is a parasitic flowering plant endemic to Borneo. It is named after amateur botanist William Price, who discovered the species on Mount Kinabalu in the 1960s.

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4 Comments

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

thx, Andhi...I was just lucky enough to be there and witness its full bloom..

Andhi Priatmoko
Andhi Priatmoko 9 years ago

great photo.

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 9 years ago

Thanks, ulvalactuca...and may your wish come true...visit the island of Borneo someday...:)

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

Awesome. I want to see one someday.

Randall Lee
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Randall Lee

Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 25, 2011
Submitted on Dec 25, 2011

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