September 14, 2022, 06.37 PM

The plant was named after its discoverers, the merger between Raffles and Arnold.

There are 33 species of Rafflesia in the world, and 14 of them grow in Indonesia, of which 11 species are endemic to Sumatra.

The Bogor Botanical Gardens had earlier succeeded in growing Rafflesia patma Bl., another parasitic plant species of the Rafflesia genus.

The flower has bloomed 16 times in the garden after its first blooming in 2010.

Source: State News Antara

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