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The rafflesia arnoldii

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Sabrina Safie

on 20 September 2013

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Transcript of The rafflesia arnoldii

The rafflesia arnoldii
by: Sabrina Safie
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rafflesia arnoldii
The corpse flower lives in the rainforests mainly on parts of Indonesia. It is rarely, but they also live on slopes of mountain ranges.
Symbiotic Relations
The flower relates only with its host which is 'tetrastigma' a vine and it is a parasitism relation because it hurts the vine and benefits from it. Also it has a relationship with fleas when they pollinate the flower. This is a commensalism relationship.
The only defense the rafflesia is an unbelievable rotten smell to rotten flesh so strong humans need a big effort to como close.
The rafflesia arnoldii is a parasite and because being a consumer, it practically sucks nutrients from its host and can also eat any organism that crawls inside the plant
Special Features & Niche
It has no stem, no leaves, no roots, but its rotten smell attracts many decomposers and flies, and its perfect for hunting animals that are attracted to meat.
They play a role of a flower, a fungus and parasite in the circle of life.
We are the only predators of the rafflesia arnoldii. In many sites were the plants grow and live there are tourist sites and therefore humans disturb the plant's peace. Humans have changed drastically the growth of this rare plant.
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