1. 21:16 26th Mar 2012

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    Reblogged from danceabletragedy

    Rafflesia Arnoldii

    Rafflesia arnoldii is the world’s largest flower having a diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It is a rare flower and not easily located. It grows only once a year and blooms for around five days. According to researches in discovery news, this flower that looks and smells like rotting flesh is related to flimsy flowers like violets, poinsettias and passionflowers. Hence it also called as “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. The flower is pollinated by flies and carrion beetles attracted by its vile smell. It contains about 27 species and found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines. Rafflesia is an official state flower of Indonesia, Surat Thani Province in Thailand and Sabah state in Malaysia.

     
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      one of the rarest and probably the most metal flower out there….. it literally smells like a dead body
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      Naughty mayors haven’t been pullin’ weeds
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      *pokedex voice* Vileplume, the flower pokemon. It has the largest petals in the world. The larger its petals, the more...
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      I think thats why they appear in animal crossing when ur town is at its worst ouo
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      Yup. Rafflesia exists back home, Indonesia. But you really don’t want to come near it…it stinks. badly…
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