Sunday, June 12, 2011

Giant Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Flower

Types of Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae FlowerTypes of Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Flower

Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae is a member of the Rafflesiaceae family. It lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine. Huge flowers up to 1 m in diameter may be. Usually appears in the bud vines grow on the ground, unlike some other species Rafflesia, which can get rid of vine shoots in the air.

Amazing Rafflesia Tuan-MudaeAmazing Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae

Typically, spent about 60 cm in diameter and 20 cm from the flower buds open. Sometimes these buds to 30 cm in diameter, in this case spent nearly 1 m across may be formed.

Great Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae FlowerGreat Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Flower

Male and female flowers can only be identified by fingering under the central plate for small hook-like hairs, anther. However, to encourage visitors not to touch or handle the bud, especially because they are are sensitive to bacterial infection and may die.

Beautiful Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae FlowerBeautiful Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Flower

Some flowers are self-pollinated, but the stench of rotting flesh of all issued to attract pollinating insects, although the smell from the Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae relatively mild. However, they are equally effective in attracting the flies deposited their pollen on the back.

Exotic Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae FlowerExotic Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Flower

These flowers can be found in liana-like vines, especially Tetrastigma. Spores in the host plant to settle and develop into a bud. Bud development as 9 months can be a big orange / red flowers. It stays in bloom only 7 days. Mainly for the pollination flies.
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