The Genus Rafflesia

The "Queen of the Parasites" deserves a photo gallery page devoted just to her!

Click on the Thumbnails to see descriptions and larger phototographs of these species.

Rafflesia arnoldii

 1. Rafflesia arnoldi R. Brown

var. arnoldi
var. atjehensis (Koord.) Meijer

[= R. titan Jack]

Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak)

Indonesia (West Kalimantan, Sumatra)

Rafflesia aurantia thumbnail

 2. Rafflesia aurantia Barcelona, Co & Balete

Philippines (Luzon, Quirino Province)

  3. Rafflesia azlanii  Latiff & Wong

Peninsular Malaysia (Perak & Pahang)

Part of R. cantleyi complex.
Rafflesia baletiei thumbnail

 4. Rafflesia baletei Barcelona & Cajano

Philippines (Southern Luzon, Camarines Sur Province)
Rafflesia bengkuluensis

 5. Rafflesia bengkuluensis Susatya et al.

Indonesia (Southern Sumatra)


 6. Rafflesia cantleyi Solms-Laubach

Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia & Tioman Island)
Rafflesia consueloae thumbnail

 7. Rafflesia consueloae Galindon, Ong & Fernando

Philippines (Luzon, Nueva Ecija Province)

 8. Rafflesia gadutensis Meijer

Indonesia (Western coastal Sumatra and Benkulu)

 9. R. hasseltii Suringar

Indonesia (Central Sumatra)

 10. Rafflesia keithii Meijer

Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah)

Indonesia (East Kalimantan)

 11. Rafflesia kerrii Meijer

Thailand (Peninsular Thailand)

Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)
Rafflesia lagascae thumbnail

 12.  Rafflesia lagascae Blanco

[=R. panchoana Madulid, Tandang & Agoo]
Philippines (Luzon)
Rafflesia lawangensis thumbnail

 13. Rafflesia lawangensis Mat-Salleh et al.

Indonesia (North Sumatra, Gunung Leuser National Park)
Rafflesia leonardi thumbnail

 14. Rafflesia leonardi Barcelona & Pelser

[= R. banaoana Malabrigo]
Philippines (Luzon)
Rafflesia lobata

 15. Rafflesia lobata Galang & Madulid

Philippines (Panay)
Rafflesia manillana thumbnail

16. Rafflesia manillana

    [= R. cumingii R. Brown]
Philippines (Samar)
Rafflesia meijeri Thumbnail

 17. Rafflesia meijeri Wiriadinata & Sari

 Indonesia (North Sumatra)

 18. Rafflesia micropylora Meijer

Indonesia (North Sumatra)
Rafflesia mira thumbnail

 19. Rafflesia mira Fernando & Ong

[= R. magnifica Madulid, Tandang & Agoo]
Philippines (Mindanao)
Rafflesia mixta thumbnail


 20. Rafflesia mixta Barcelona et al.

Philppines (Mindanao)


 21. Rafflesia patma Blume

Indonesia (Java)

Rafflesia philippensis thumbnail


 22. Rafflesia philippensis Blanco

[= R. banahaw Barcelona et al.]
[= R. banahawensis Madulid et al.]
Philippines (Luzon Island, Quezon Province, Mt. Banahaw)
   Rafflesia pricei small

 23. Rafflesia pricei Meijer

Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah, N. Sarawak?)


Indonesia (Kalimantan)

 24. Rafflesia rochussenii Teijsm. & Binnend.

Indonesia (Western Java, Sumatra)
Rafflesia schadenbergiana thumbnail

 25. Rafflesia schadenbergiana Göppert

Philippines (Mindanao)

    Rafflesia speciosa

 26. Rafflesia speciosa Barcelona & Fernando

Philippines (Panay)

 27. Rafflesia tengku-adlinii Salleh & Latiff

Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah)

 28. Rafflesia tuan-mudae Becc.

Malaysia (W. Sarawak)
Rafflesia verrucosa thumbnail

 29. Rafflesia verrucosa Balete et al.

Philippines (Mindanao)

 30. Rafflesia zollingeriana Koorders

Indonesia (eastern Java)
Incompletely Known Taxa

 Rafflesia borneensis Koorders

Indonesia (Borneo, NE Kalimantan, Sekerat Mts.)

Collected only once (1917); material incomplete.


 Rafflesia ciliata Koorders

Indonesia (Borneo, NE Kalimantan, Sekerat Mts.)

Collected in 1918, possibly 1957.

 Rafflesia kemumu Susatya, Hidayati & Riki

Northern Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia

Likely R. gadutensis -
see page

 Rafflesia parvimaculata Sofiyanti et al.

Peninsular Malaysia

Part of R. cantleyi complex.

 Rafflesia sharifah-hapsahiae Haji Adam et al.

Peninsular Malaysia

Part of R. cantleyi complex. See page

 Rafflesia su-meiae M. Wong, J. Nais, F. Gan

Peninsular Malaysia (Kelantan)

Remains to be evaluated

Rafflesia tuanku-halimii Haji Adam et al.

Peninsular Malaysia (Pahang & Perak)

Part of R. cantleyi complex.

  Rafflesia witkampii Koorders

Indonesia (NE Kalimantan, Sekerat Mts.)

Described from only a bud, incomplete material exists to determine if it's a distinct species. Similar to R. pricei.

Last updated: 23-Mar-19 / dln