Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of Rafflesia arnoldii also known as the Corpse Flower due to its putrid smell when in bloom is a tropical flower that inhabits rainforests in Southeast Asia being endemic to Sumatra and parts of Borneo. Rafflesia arnoldii is also known as the Devil’s Betelnut Box and is the national flower of Indonesia.
It is famous for producing the largest individual flower on earth and the diameter can reach an astonishing one meter (3 ft). Rafflesia arnoldii is a rare tropical plant however and not easy to locate as the buds take up to 9 months to develop before flowering and then the flower will last up to a week before decomposing rapidly. In this image captured in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo we can see one open flower along with a rotting Rafflesia in the background.