One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A parasitic plant which lacks chlorophyll and bears a single very large flower which smells of carrion, native to Malaysia and Indonesia.
- ‘The 750 or so square kilometres of rainforest surrounding the mountain is one of the world's best-known botanical paradises and is home to the rafflesia, the world's largest flower.’
- ‘Borneo is a botanist's paradise, with its orchids and rafflesia, the world's largest flower.’
- ‘The most exotic of all is the rafflesia, a cabbagey survivor of ancient days, which measures up to a metre across and makes its living by devouring insects and small mammals.’
Modern Latin, named after Sir T. Stamford Raffles (see Raffles, Sir Stamford).
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