This monster flora
discover the amazing flower Rafflesia Arnoldi possible in the jungles of Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines.He has a blood-red hue, and his whole appearance resembles nothing else, like ... a piece of meat podtuhshego.
This not only its appearance but also disgusting smell Rafflesia Arnoldi reminiscent of rotting corpses, because it smells like nothing more than a rotting flesh and rotten eggs.However, in nature everything is carefully thought out, and it is a wonderful plant is not created in order to hit the humanity and all the strange features of Rafflesia is completely justified.The reason for the strange appearance and foul smell is simple - so that the plant attracts insects for pollination, mainly flies.
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Rafflesia Arnoldi, being the
world's largest flower, in its essence is a unique plant that is just because of a single flower.It is not the root, stem and leaves.
How, if Rafflesia do not have all of these bodies, it eats?Indeed, in such a case it can not be a typical plant photosynthesis - Education in the leaves of nutrients due to light and water.The fact that this giant of the plant world - common parasite and is not able to lead an independent life.All nutrients Rafflesia receives from the host plant - usually vines.It is the last and grows a flower-record holder.
Interesting fact: the ancestors of the modern giant plants were very tiny flowers, but in the course of evolution have become just such a unique view.Rafflesia Arnoldi was opened just two botanists - Stamford Raffles and Joseph Arnold.They first scientifically described this amazing representative of the plant kingdom, and gave her name.It is not difficult to guess that it is in their honor and was named the pioneers of "corpse flower," as is sometimes styled Rafflesia.
residents of countries where growing Rafflesia, call it in their language "bunga patma" which means literally "lotus flower."The flower has five petals of the huge and equally big heart, which, like all ordinary flowers are the pistil and stamens.After pollination Rafflesia Arnoldi of a giant flower turns gradually into the fruit, which contains a few million seeds.