Rafflesia azlanii

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Rafflesia azlanii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
Species:
R. azlanii
Binomial name
Rafflesia azlanii
Latiff & M.Wong (2003)

Rafflesia azlanii is a parasitic flowering plant of the genus Rafflesia, endemic to Peninsular Malaysia. It is most similar to R. cantleyi, but differs in having larger perigone blotches.[1]

The flower was first discovered in the Royal Belum Forest Reserve in the state of Perak in 2003, and is named after the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Aslan Shah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latiff, A. & M. Wong. 2003. A new species of Rafflesia from Peninsular Malaysia. Folia Malaysiana 4(3–4): 135–146.

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