Rafflesia micropylora Meijer

 Species name comes from the small opening in the diaphragm.  This species in found only in the northern regions of Sumatra.

Open flowers. Lefthand photograph by C. H. Lamoureux archived at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/rafflesi.htm

Photograph presented in an article by Harry Wiriadinata (email: herbogor@indo.net.id) and Suwito Alamin Voice of Nature (ISSN No 0216-4177), Vol.84, Aug. 1990, page14.

Open flower with butterfly (not a pollinator!).  Photo by Arnold Newman.

SIUC / College of Science / Parasitic Plant Connection / Rafflesiaceae
URL: http://www.parasiticplants.siu.edu/Rafflesiaceae/Raff.micro.page.html
Last updated: 29-Oct-10 / dln