Flies Pollinate Rafflesia

March 29, 2012 by staff 

Flies Pollinate Rafflesia, Rafflesia is the largest flower known.Find out how it is pollinated by the feed of an elephant.? The rafflesia lives on the exposed roots or vines of other plants, taking nourishment from these hosts. When it dies, the rafflesia leaves a sticky, pulpy, decayed mess which contains its seeds.

An elephant or a rhinoceros steps on it, the pulp sticks to its feet. To wipe off the mess, the animal rubs its feet against some vine or root and the seeds when reached there, take root and start producing another huge flower.”

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