Rafflesia hasseltii Suringar

This species is named after Arend Ludolf Van Hasselt (1848-1909). [or was it Johan Coenraad van Hasselt, 1797-1823?].

See the recent article on this species:

Sofiyanti N, Mat-Salleh K, Purwanto D, Syahputra E. 2007. The note on morphology of Rafflesia hasseltii Surigar from Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, Riau. Biodiversitas 9: 257-261

The photograph below, taken by Jeremy Holden, is displayed on the web site of the Kerinci Seblat National Park in Indonesia. There is also a picture of Rhizanthes zippelli on the same page.



The photograph below shows Rafflesia hasseltii on the cover of Oryx (Vol. 31, number 2, April 1997), the official journal of Flora and Fauna International. See article in this issue by Debbie Martyr (pp. 80-82) which discusses this amazing discovery. This is the first record of this plant from the park and only the third site described for the species this century. Photo by Jeremy Holden of flower in the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Open flower.  Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra. Photo by Yves Laumonier.


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Last updated: 29-Oct-10 / dln