Corpse Flower - Rafflesia Arnoldii



Corpse Flower - Rafflesia arnoldii

Common Name: Corpse Flower
Scientific Name:  Rafflesia arnoldii
Height: up to 3 ft  (up to 1 m)
Span:  12 - 24 Inc (15 – 30 cm)
Growth Rate:  Slow
Sun Tolerance: Shade
ABP Index: 3.0 (Aesthetics 3.0, Solidarity 3.0)

Rafflesia arnoldii, commly known as corpse flower. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth. It is eafless, stemless, rootless and nonphotosynthetic, these plants live as parasites inside a host plant, a woody vine related to grapes. It is one of the three national flowers of Indonesia. It was recognized as a national “rare Flower”. It grows up to 3 ft (1m) in diameter and weight up to 11 KG. Its color is reddish-brown. . It has even been proposed that they are not flowering plants at all, but fungi. The fruit produced are round lots filled with smooth flesh including many thousands of hard-coated seeds that are eaten and spread by treeshrews.

Corpse Flower Before Bloom

Corpse Flower Blooming

Corpse Flower inside the flower

Corpse Flower old flower

Corpse Flower

Corpse Flower

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