Wednesday, February 28, 2007
We went to Poring today where there are two Rafflesia keithii, the parasitic Rafflesia flowers - the second one was more than half a metre across. It was my first sight of a flower in bloom (somehow all I ever seemed to come across before were dead ones!)
The host plant is Tetrastigma tuberculatum. The local Dusun name is Yaya'a.
Absolutely beautiful. Worth the long drive on my sister's last full day in Sabah.
Posted by Glenda Larke at 7:58 pm