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[aroid-l] Rafflesia

  • Subject: [aroid-l] Rafflesia
  • From: piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 08:29:56 -0700 (PDT)

> Surely its hostplant is known?  First cultivate the
> hostplant to a suitable size, then plant the
> Rafflesia on that.  Of course, only a large botanic
> garden could do this, since the hostplant is a huge
> liana; but this obstacle is possible to overcome. 
> What other factors make it "impossible to
> cultivate"?

probably germinating and implanting the Rafflesia into
its host.  

as i understand, the plant itself consists of a few
strands of tissue that is attached or embedded into
the host (and this is underground).  i think i read
that Rafflesia has no leaves, stems or roots.  now,
how's that for a weird plant?

tsuh yang

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