Rafflesia

Rafflesia arnoldii

The national flower of Indonesia a huge blooms

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  • Flower name
    Rafflesia
  • Scientific name
    Rafflesia arnoldii
  • Aliasラフレシア, Rafflesia, Rafflesia arnoldii, アルノルディー, ーーアーノルディー
  • Place of originSumatra island 
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

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.


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Rafflesiaceae
  • Genus
    Rafflesia
  • Species
    R. arnoldii
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeParasitic plants
  • Flower colorsRed Brown Orange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height ~ cm
  • Diameter of flower90.0 ~ 150.0 cm

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