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Rafflesia pricei

This is a discussion on Rafflesia pricei within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; in March I found this flowering species in Crocker Range Park, Sabah / Borneo. Really ...

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    in March I found this flowering species in Crocker Range Park, Sabah / Borneo. Really great.

    The flower lasts for about 1 week. R. pricei is a species with rel. smaller flower. The diameter of this flower was about 30cm. The smell of decay is not so strong, it is only slightly perceptible.
    Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic plants. They parasitize on a single species of lianas, Tetrastigma vine.

    Other Rafflesias on Borneo have bigger flowers, as R. tuan-mudae (in Sarawak), with diameter 90cm.
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    the bloom is over, after about 1 week.

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    very cool Peter! Did you see many orchids on your trip?

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    yes, there were so many orchids, we saw in the wild.
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    Such a fascinating flower! Would love to see one in person.

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    thanks for posting this, nice close up and also the after bloom rafflesia, never know that they will be black in color. sad to say though i am from malaysia, but i had not personally see a rafflesia with my own eyes yet. thanks for sharing

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    The white spots on this species seem to be bigger than the species I saw last year.

    I didn't know that much about Rafflesia before. One of the guy in our group was nuts about them, so we spent an afternoon driving around and looked for road signs. It was fun.

    Back to orchids, did you spot more slippers in spring?

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    That is one interesting plant! Thank you for sharing...

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    You lucky fellow. I'm Malaysian but haven't seen one yet. Been planning to visit a site in the Temenggor in Perak to see this.

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    Peter, you are a lucky guy, to see Rafflesia in bloom,. February this year, in Khao Sok national park in Thailand, I've climb two hours to see Rafflesia kerrii. Bad luck I saw just huge buds, no flowers.
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