LUNDU, Nov 25: The Rafflesia tuan mudae plant which boasts the largest flower in the world, is now in bloom in Gunung Gading National Park.
The flower started to bloom yesterday (Nov 24) in the first of six days in which the blooming process normally takes place and is expected to last until Nov 29.
According to Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) on its social media page, this time, the 67cm diameter flower has five petals.
It only takes a short walk of about 200 metres or 15 minutes from the park’s office before reaching the location of the flower.
Those who want to see the Rafflesia must first register with the national park management and must be accompanied by a park guide before being allowed to walk to the plant’s location.
Visitors are advised to adhere to the park’s standard operating procedures (SOP) at all times.
Located about 120km from Kuching, Gunung Gading, is also famous for its waterfalls and pitcher plants.
The Rafflesia tuan mudae is special as it is famed the world over as the largest blooming flower and is endemic to this national park.
For more information, visitors may contact the park office at +6082-735 144. — DayakDaily