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|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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|To stefaan: Thanks!||Joffre
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- [2006-06-04 12:26]
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isn't this that plant that smells like rotten meat?
Bonito color, una planta muy curiosa. Saludos. JL
- [2006-06-04 21:15]
A warm welcome to TN, Joffre. : )
And thank you for bringing us this interesting "stinky" flower.
I have heard a lot about it, but have never seen one in real life.
Great details and stunning colors on this shot.
It is hard to believe that such a beauty would have an offensive odor.
Well such is nature, I guess.
TFS. : )
Your closeup is full of detail. I love your colour here, it really adds some nice contrast to the background. TFS Janice
A very interesting flower.
Colors and contrast are great.
Lower cropped part of the flower is missing.... too big to fit ?
TFS - Shir
nice one,I wish I saw it, TFS Ori