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Nov 25, 2016 – Poring Hot Springs and the Rafflesia Flower

See more photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskPYLsq4

The Poring Host Springs is a very popular local tourist destination. It was a spectacular day as it decided not to rain (surprisingly). 349 kata lagi

Rafflesia

A few years ago while teaching the topic on adaptation, I came across a unique flower that uses not butterflies, moths, birds or bees as its pollinating agents but rather the disgusting carrion flies.   425 kata lagi

Experience Antique: In Search of the Elusive Rafflesia

The life-giving rainforests that once carpeted large tracts of our country hold a lot of amazing secrets. Beneath their thick canopies are a plethora of mysterious flora, fauna, and other organisms that are yet to be discovered and documented—many of them beneficial to mankind. 1.692 kata lagi

Backpacking

Flowers that smell like the dead

My least favourite plant for smell alone is hedge woundwort. It’s related to mint but is really unpleasantly stinky. It makes me shudder just to think about it. 175 kata lagi

Philippines Wildlife

A dream

We learnt about you in school, the largest flower in the world- Rafflesia. Without a stem or leaves or roots you are a botanical miracle, albeit a smelly one. 212 kata lagi

Soul Juice

Malaysia - Cameron Highlands, Rafflesia tour

30/06/16

To be able to see the world’s biggest flower unfortunately you have to book a tour. It cost me 60RM for a half day and you have to ask around the different tours because some have found the flower and others haven’t. 370 kata lagi

Destination

The Cutest Rafflesia species ever

Rafflesia consueloae is the newest and smallest Rafflesia flower discovered in Luzon island, Philippines.  This shows that new plants species are just under our noses… waiting to be discovered… 695 kata lagi

Horticulture