Giant flower in Borneo by Frans Lanting/Photoshot (5 images)

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This giant flower looks like something straight from a children's fairytale as it dwarfs a boy and girl.

The large orange rafflesia flower is around 76cm wide and unlike typical garden flowers, its petals are leathery and strong.

The unusual flower is actually a parasite which attaches to the host - the vines of the tetrastigma, which can be seen in the photographs.

The plant, with its cream coloured warts, is so big a botanist must stretch out to...
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