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rafflesia cantleyi. Rafflesia Cantleyi. Rafflesias live as p...
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Image #: PB101882-601
Species: rafflesia cantleyi
Location: Perak, Malaysia
Description: Rafflesia Cantleyi. Rafflesias live as parasites on host plants which are actually a species of vine called tetrastigma. It takes about 9 months for a bud to transform to a flower in full bloom. These flowers last only a few days depending on weather conditions. To most indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, the rafflesia is known as bunga padma or pakma.
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