Rafflesia flower in West Sumatra, Indonesia (@ Fadil/Corbis)
- Wow! This looks like such a pretty plant.""It\s actually a parasitic species that stinks of rotting flesh
- Where\s the best place to get a proper look at the ‘corpse flower\?""Here (if you can get past the swarm of flies)
- Rafflesia arnoldii can weigh up to 10kg and are among Earth\s best botanical oddities.""Want to see more peculiar plants?
- These blooming stinkers are the official state flower across this region.""But you\ll find this particular example on the Island of Gold