Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Rafflesiaceae — the rafflesias.

Etymologies

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Named after Sir Stamford Raffles.

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  • If that is the case, please make sure that your in the jungle and with some luck, to see the 'Rafflesia' - the world's flight is from 2000hrs onward. largest flower in the wilderness.

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  • Sausage and candle trees, with strange parodies of prosaic food and waxen tapers, climbing palms, sometimes extending for five hundred feet, and gigantic blossoms like crimson trumpets, or delicately-tinted shells of ocean, comprise but a tithe of Nature's wonders, crowned by the mighty "Rafflesia," the largest flower in the world, with each vast red chalice often measuring a circumference of six feet.

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  • N.B. The 'Rafflesia' is a plant monster that appeared originally in Final Fantasy, I believe.

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  • (Meal: Breakfast, Packed Penang Lunch) Accommodation: Belum Rainforest Resort/Room: ROH Belum Kuala Sepetang Kuala Kangsar Ipoh Teluk Intan Kuala Selangor Kuala Lumpur "Rafflesia" Flower

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  • The Rafflesia arnoldii, a rare and endangered plant known as the "giant panda of the plant world" bears the world's largest flower.

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  • While the Rafflesia gets big, it has nothing on another corpse flower, the Amorphophallus titanum.

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  • A parasitic plant the Rafflesia lives most of its life within the roots of another plant.

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  • Translated from the greek Amorphophallus titanum means "giant misshapen penis," and while the Rafflesia has the world's largest flower, the titan lays claim to the largest unbranched cluster of flowers in the world.

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  • Known as a corpse flower or Carrion flower the Rafflesia releases a scent that smells like a rotting corpse, and the flowers petals bear a similar coloration to that of rotten meat.

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  • While it is intentionally named, it unintentionally looks like the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world and a native to the rainforests of Malaysia.

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