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UP biologists discover “the smallest among giant flowers”

R. consueloae Image 1 Photo by Edwino S. Fernando with a ruler behind to show scale
A new species of Rafflesia, with an average diameter of 9.73 centimeters has been discovered by a team of UP biologists near the Pantabangan Masiway Hydroelectric Power Plant (PMHEP) in Nueva Ecjia. This amazing new discovery now holds the world record of being the smallest among giant flowers. Named Rafflesia consueloae, this new species has been published in the open access journal Phytokeys last 25 February 2016. The Rafflesia consueloae is found only in the Philippines and so far thrives in only two sites in the …

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