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                                                  Rafflesia Facts

Rafflesia is one of the rarest flower in the world because of if its petal size. It is known as the stinkiest flower as well. Total known species of this flower are 28.

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  • This flower is reddish with white marks on all of its five petals.
  • In full bloom, it is visible only for 7 day at highest.
  • It is known as Corpse flower as well because of its odour.
  • The odour of this flower is to appeal its main pollinator, ‘Carrion Fly’.
  • The blossom will survive longer if its pollinator will go to the male blossom first then will go to the female blossom.
  • These plants are usually unisexual, that means every plant has both, male and female reproductive system.
  • These reproductive organs are located below the rim of the disk.
  • The Rafflesia Arnoldii can be easily found in South Asian countries such as Java, Borneo, Philippines and the Indonesian Islands.
  • This flower can reach up to 3 feet in height and it can weigh up to 12 kg.
  • This flower is the only apparent portion of the plant. This plant does not have any roots, stem or any other part that a plant normally has.
  • It takes around 9 months to get a flower from the seed.
  • Its diameter can reach up to 1m.
  • Tetra sigma vine from grape family is the host of this plant.
  • Petals of this flower have a leather like structure.




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