Nature trail to see Rafflesia in Khao Sok National Park


Khao Sok National Park Surat Thani Province park staff Explore Rafflesia kerri or Bua Phut and find more than 50 flower buds on the nature trail to see Bua Phut. Do not trample on the vines of the boiled chicken district. which is a plant in which lotus flowers are parasitic

Should not go outside the route provided by the staff. should have a guide to prevent strays





Khao Sok National Park It is a well known attraction of foreign tourists. and tourists who love nature and trekking

The uniqueness of the tree house And is home to the true parasitic "Bua Phut" which has the largest flowers in Thailand. and is the provincial flower of Surat Thani



Rafflesia kerri (Bua Phut) blooms on the ground as a single flower. The diameter of the flower is about 50 centimeters. The beauty of this flower. exchanged for the pungent stench that emanated from to lure different types of insects to enter the pollination



Bua Phut: Rafflesia kerri, on average, is 50-80 centimeters in size and weighs 6-8 kilograms.


Bua Phut: Rafflesia kerri, on average, is 50-80 centimeters in size and weighs 6-8 kilograms.



Bua Phut found in Thailand It was named as a species in the world in 1984 by Willem Meijer, a Dutch botanist from the University of Kentucky, USA, who named it universal botanical in honor of Arthur. Francis George Kerr, Irish physician and botanist The first survey of this species in 1929 in Krabi province.



Bua Phut: Rafflesia kerri, on average, is 50-80 centimeters in size and weighs 6-8 kilograms.

The beauty of this flower that is a separate sex flower. stamens-female each other The flowers are divided into 3 parts, the outermost is called the petals are succulent, dark red, number 5 petals, the next is to mask the red flowers. It is the part that surrounds the center of the flower. and the last part is Center plate of flowers and thorns There are flat plates that resemble bright red plates. There is a thorn-like button in the middle. The thorns dissipate heat and emit a foul odor. The flower shield helps to make the smell of rotten inside. not spread far To lure various kinds of insects such as flies, blue-headed flies, bees, and stalks to swarm the flowers to help spread pollen of the stamens on different flowers to pollinate the females.


However, it is still a scientific secret that How do lotus flowers propagate? because the flowers only bloom for a few days before withering The chances of insect pollination are very low. and how long does it take for a fertilized flower to develop into a fruit and seed? And came back to live as a parasite on the trunk of the boiled chicken district. How do vines grow grapes?


The beauty of this flower that is a separate sex flower. stamens-female each other The flowers are divided into 3 parts, the outermost is called the petals are succulent, dark red, number 5 petals, the next is to mask the red flowers. It is the part that surrounds the center of the flower. and the last part is Center plate of flowers and thorns There are flat plates that resemble bright red plates.



Scientists therefore noted that The propagation of the Bua Phut is likely to depend on a number of factors.


Male and female flowers must live close to each other. and bloom together This makes flies more likely to carry pollen from the stamens to the pistils. before withering in less than a week


After that, small animals such as chipmunk had to eat the very old Bua Phut fruit. and the seed of the lotus flower may stick to its fingernails. and the chipmunk had to poke on the surface of the vine's trunk. until the lotus seed can be buried into the sap Therefore, the growth of the lotus flower has become a parasite.


Bua Phut is therefore a fragile plant, very vulnerable to extinction. because it is difficult to breed And must live as a parasite in the evergreen forest only. with the belief that Helping pregnant women to give birth easily Uterus enters the garage early


But in the beauty and mystery of this flower The background is a parasitic plant, a parasitic or a master parasitic.


Bua Phut does not need the leaves to photosynthesize food. but sucks up the minerals and water from the boiled chicken district Vine family, grape vine, or pumping blood, sucking food from the owner of the house. By the beginning, the owner of the house was still alive as usual.


It's called the ultimate parasite. Pumping blood and sucking the meat of the homeowner in a smooth way. but not smoking to death but keep nurturing because if the host dies The parasite may die. because I don't know who I can pump nutrients with


Bua Phut, a beautiful flower, is the ultimate parasite in nature. as well as human society There is also a super parasite like Bua Phut that lives in a smooth way as well.




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