Rafflesia from Singkawang, west Borneo, Indonesia

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Copyright: Joffre Salkeld (Joffre) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 21] (62)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-09
Categories: Rain Forest, Fungi, Flowers
Camera: Nikon F-401s, Nikkor 35-70 / 4,5-5.6, fuji 100, HOYA 55m PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 8:47

Shot of the famous Rafflesia, taken outside of Sinkawang, West Kalimantan...

The Rafflesia is sometimes called the World's largest flower (ie. growing up to a metre in diameter), actually it's a parasidic plant that spends most of it's time hidden in the base of jungle vines until the hard bud bursts through the host plant and rapidly develops its huge cauldron-like flower. Pollinated by flies, it is a carrion plant, preying on insects..


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