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Thursday, 28 November 2013
Indonesia 1989, Rafflesia arnoldii ~ Amorphophallus titanum
Rafflesia arnoldii is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth. It has a very strong and horrible odor of decaying flesh, earning it the nickname "corpse flower". It is endemic to the rainforests of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra. Rafflesia arnoldii is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia, the other two being the White Jasmine and Moon Orchid.