A/N: Hiya! This is an essay I was supposed to do for English and I’m posting it on here. An excuse to come onto the site, lol. It was supposed to be 100 words, but can you blame me for trying to fit a gazillion points about this flower in a 100 words? Nope. Anyways, it turned out to be 118.
Book: In no more than 100 words, write a summary of “Rafflesia - A True Floral Wonder”. Include only the essentials.
The Rafflesia is named after Sir Stamford Raffles, British explorer and founder of Singapore. It's the official state flower of the Sabah province, Malaysia Borneo and Surat Thani province, Thailand.
When in bloom, the flower gives off an odour similar to rotting meat or human decomposition. It attracts the pollinators of the flower.
It has no stem, leaves, or root, making it necessary to adhere itself on another plant.
When it blooms, five orange spotted petals unfurl. It can grow to 106 centimetres and can weigh up to ten kilograms. The flower is short-lived. The Rafflesia takes about a year to grow to its full size, but only survives for about a week after it is fully grown.