The Rafflesia arnoldii is the biggest flower in the world. In 1993, it was officially recognized as a national “rare flower” in Presidential Decree.
This rare flower is also called corpse lily or stinking corpse lily and is found in the rainforests of Indonesia.
Rafflesia is a parasitic and vascular plant without leaves, stems or even roots. It can grow to a diameter of around 3.3 feet and maroon or magenta color buds typically about 30 cm wide.
Fun Facts About Rafflesia Arnoldii
- Rafflesia Arnoldii is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia
- This largest flower is the state flower of Sabah in Malaysia
- It is also the official state flower of Surat Thani Province in Thailand
- Rafflesia start to bloom after 9 months
- It is generally about three feet around
- Rafflesia lives inside vines of the genus Tetrastigma
- It is the biggest single flowers in the world