|Copyright: Joffre Salkeld (Joffre) (62)|
|Date Taken: 1993-09|
|Categories: Rain Forest, Fungi, Flowers|
|Camera: Nikon F-401s, Nikkor 35-70 / 4,5-5.6, fuji 100, HOYA 55m PL-CIR|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 8:47|
Shot of the famous Rafflesia, taken outside of Sinkawang, West Kalimantan...
The Rafflesia is sometimes called the World's largest flower (ie. growing up to a metre in diameter), actually it's a parasidic plant that spends most of it's time hidden in the base of jungle vines until the hard bud bursts through the host plant and rapidly develops its huge cauldron-like flower. Pollinated by flies, it is a carrion plant, preying on insects..