Rafflesia keithii

Rafflesia keithii is a parasitic flowering plant in the genus Rafflesia endemic to Sabah in Borneo. The flowers can grow up to one metre in diameter. It is named after Henry (Harry) George Keith, former Conservator of Forests in North Borneo (now Sabah).[1][2]

Rafflesia keithii
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Rafflesia keithii: this bloom measured approximately 80 cm in diameter
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
R. keithii
Binomial name
Rafflesia keithii
Meijer (1984)


  1. ^ Meijer, W. (1984). "New species of Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae)". Blumea. 30 (1): 209–215.
  2. ^ Mat-Salleh, K.; Mohd-Ros, A.H.; Donna, J. (2006), "The Role of Protected Areas in the Conservation of Rafflesia in Malaysia", in Othman, Sahir; Yatim, Siti Hawa; Ellagupillay, Sivananthan; Nor, Shukor Md.; Ahmad, Norhayati; Sah, Shahrul Anuar Mohd. (eds.), Management and Status of resources in protected areas of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Department of Wildlife and National Parks, pp. 141–154

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