Rafflesia

The national flower of Indonesia a huge blooms

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    Rafflesia @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Rafflesia @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Rafflesia
Formal Name
Rafflesia arnoldii
Alias
Rafflesia, Rafflesia arnoldii
Habitat
Sumatra island 
Morph
Parasitic plants

Comment

What is Rafflesia

Rafflesia , scientific name:Rafflesia arnoldii, is all parasitic plants of the rafflesia genus of the rafflesiaceae department native to Sumatra all parasitic plant . The world's largest flower bloom. The rafflesia genus 11 several, distributed in a Borneo Island, Philippine Islands, Malay peninsula from the island of Sumatra. Buducazra genus of the family Vitaceae (Tetrastigma) has got host then nutrients. Bloom flower rafflesia the largest is rafflesia Arnoldi (Rafflesia arnoldii), this mainly known as the rafflesia (Rafflesia). It is dioecious and Unisexual flowers. Only the flowers bloom, roots, leaves and stems but nothing. Flowers is fleshy, flower diameter 90-150 cm, the weight 5-8 Kg and takes two years to flowering flowering period is 4-5 days and short, then decays. It is entomophilous flowers carry the pollen flies chrysomya that aswell, help to pollinate. Not because it lacks chlorophyll photosynthesis.Flower name comes from the named organisation expedition Thomas Raffles (Sir, Thomas Stamford Raffles) and Joseph, Arnold.

Common name: Rafflesia , scientific name:Rafflesia arnoldii, The national flower : Indonesia a huge blooms, origin: Sumatra , Life type, all parasitic plants, features: world's largest flowers, flowers in the putrid smell, parasitic flower of Vitaceae by entomophilous: and chrysomya , without chlorophyll, Unisexual flowers, flower diameter: 90-150 cm, weight: 5-8 Kg, flowers blooming period: 4-decay in five days.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Rafflesiaceae
Genus
Rafflesia
Species
R. arnoldii
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Red, Orange
Season
Height
 ~  [cm]
Diameter
90 ~ 150

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