Rafflesia

Endangered Plants

Rafflesia Flower

Rafflesia is the world's largest, the heaviest, the rarest and the one of the most stinkiest flowers in the world. It grows to 1 meter wide and weighs about 10 kgs. Rafflesia is native to the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in the Indonesian Archipelago. Rafflesia is a parasitic plant without any leaves, stems and roots (It has only nutrient-absorbing threads to absorb nutrients from the host on which it lives).
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Why It Is Endangered

It is found in a very small part of the world. It is totally dependent on other plants because it is a parasite ,and it lives on the slopes of mountains in the tropical rain forests.

Location

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