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Taxonomy : Rafflesia pricei Meijer


  • Domain: Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
  • Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
  • Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
  • Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
  • Subphylum: Spermatophytina (auct.) Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Seed Plants
  • Infraphylum: Angiospermae auct.
  • Class: Magnoliopsida Brongniart, 1843 - Dicotyledons
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae Nov├ík ex Takhtajan, 1967
  • Superorder: Rafflesianae Thorne ex Reveal, 1996
  • Order: Rafflesiales Oliver, 1895
  • Family: Rafflesiaceae (raf-FELZ-ee-uh) Dumortier, 1829 - Rafflesia Family
  • Genus: Rafflesia (raf-FELZ-ee-uh) R. Brown, 1821
  • Specific epithet: pricei Meijer
  • Botanical name: Rafflesia pricei Meijer


Publishing author: Meijer Publication: Blumea 30(1): 214 (1984) 1984

Physical Description

Family Rafflesiaceae:

Herbs, fleshy, parasitic on roots, stems, or branches of various hosts. Vegetative body thalloid or reduced to myceliumlike tissue within host. Normal leaves absent. Inflorescences terminal, usually 1-flowered, rarely a spike; bracts scale-like, several at base of inflorescence. Flowers usually unisexual (plants dioecious or monoecious), bisexual in Mitrastemon, actinomorphic, minute to extremely large [Rafflesia arnoldii R. Brown of Indonesia (Sumatra) produces a flower to 7.5 kg and to 1 m in diam.], 4-10-merous. Perianth lobes well-developed or absent, basally connate, rarely free. Stamens 5 to very numerous, in 1-3 series, fused with the rudimentary pistil into a gynostemium or in bisexual flowers connate into a cylinder; free filaments absent; anthers 2-loculed, dehiscent longitudinally or by apical pores. Ovary superior, semisuperior, or inferior, absent in male flowers, 1-loculed with many parietal placentas; ovules numerous, anatropous, integuments 1 or 2. Style 1 or none; stigma discoid, capitate, or with many lobes. Fruit a berry. Seeds minute, very numerous; testa hard; endosperm present.

Eight genera and 27 species: mostly in tropical and subtropical regions; two genera and two species in China.

The family is poorly represented in herbaria.[1]


Range and Population

Borneo (Sabah).

Similar Species

Members of the genus Rafflesia:

There are approximately 30 species in this genus.: R. arnoldii (Rafflesia) · R. arnoldii var. atjehensis · R. atjehensis · R. azlanii · R. baletei · R. borneensis · R. cantleyi · R. ciliata · R. cumingii · R. gadutensis · R. hasseltii · R. horsfieldii · R. keithii · R. kerrii · R. lagascae · R. magnifica · R. manillana · R. micropylora · R. patma · R. philippensis · R. pricei · R. rochussenii · R. schadenbergiana · R. shadenbergiana · R. speciosa · R. tengku-adlinii · R. titan · R. tuan-mudae · R. witkampi · R. zollingeriana


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