At least two species of rafflesias, Rafflesia Arnoldii and Rafflesia Pricei, grow in the Crocker range national park. Rafflesias consist of 28 species, all found in Sout East Asia, mainly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. They have no stems, leaves or true roots and are holoparasites of vines in the genus Tetrastigma. Rafflesia flowers are up to 1m large and have five petals. The buds grow for several months, while the flowers only bloom for a few days, making it difficult to find rafflesia flowers in the wild. Rafflesias grow in the rainforest on the ground.
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