Pilostyles globose var.caymanensis - Proctor

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Endemic


© Dr Paul Berry


© Dr Paul Berry


© Dr Paul Berry

Flowering time; Most of the year

Distribution; GC, CB, LC

Habitat; Parasitic plant

Status; Smallest of its family

Notes; Beside the Cayman Islands, it is otherwise found in Jamaica and Mexico. It is closely related to Rafflesia arnoldii one of the largest flower known. A giant red Rafflesia flower can weigh up to 9 kg and reach 1 m in diameter. Rafflesia arnoldii / corpse flower is found in the rain forests of Indonesia. Often called "Corpse flower" because when it opens, it smells like rotting meat. After a blooming for two or three days it will begin to die off.

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