Places I Love – The Jungle Borneo

When going bush (Aussie slang for hiking outdoors) in Borneo I came across something special. This is the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia arnoldii, it is very rare, can take up to 7 years to bloom then collapses and dies after 4 days. Male and female plants need to be grouped together and rely on bugs to cross germinate, a rare event as they are not bisexual.

You may know it however as the Stinking Corpse flower, it smells of pungent human flesh…. now that was an amazing day, I think it’s time again to go bush…


6 thoughts on “Places I Love – The Jungle Borneo

    1. It’s really bad, the smell comes from the bugs that fly in and out of it. The flies also land on people and the flowers retain the sense of smell of that skin. It becomes more pungent until it passes awag

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