Rare Ten-Petaled Rafflesia

Iylia  Ainuddin (R) from the Perak State Park and  Siti Munirah Mat Yunoh(L) from FRIM showing the 10-petaled  Rafflesia at the Royal Belom, Gerik, June 25, 2012. – Utusan/Roy Azis Abd Aziz

Rafflesia is the biggest flower in the world.

Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants.

The flower usually has five petals.

Anyway, on Saturday June 23, 2012 a rare ten-petaled Rafflesia female flower was found at the Sungai Gadong, Taman Negeri Royal Belum, Gerik, West Malaysia.

The diameter of the flower is 46cm.

Last year a seven-petaled Rafflesia was found at the Taman Negeri Royal Belum, West Malaysia while a six-petaled Rafflesia was found in Sarawak, East Malaysia.