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rafflesia cantleyi  (bud). The bud of rafflesia cantleyi. Rafflesia...
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Image #: DSC_0003-70001
Species: rafflesia cantleyi (bud)
Location: Perak, Malaysia
Description: The bud of 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.