Rafflesia pricei Borneo
Detail. Rafflesia precei is 91cm in diameter. Only the flower can be seen on the ground. The bud breaks through and takes about 9 months to mature. By the 5th day the flower has rotted down. Rafflesia is the world’s largest parasitic flower, one of the wonders of the botanical world. Rafflesia are found throughout S E Asia, at altitudes between 500 and 700 meters in the tropical rainforests where the climate is continuously warm & humid. They are endangered due to habitat destruction.