Rafflesia parvimaculata (Rafflesiaceae), a new species of Rafflesia from Peninsular Malaysia

Nery Sofiyanti, Kamarudin Mat-Salleh, Khairil Mahmud, Nor Zuhailah Mazlan, Mohd Ros Albukharey Hasein, David F R P Burslem

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The new species Rafflesia parvimaculata is described from Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. This species is characterized by its numerous small white warts on the perigone lobes, and also by its slender, unbranched, capitate ramenta that are white in color and densely arranged inside the floral perigone tube. These unique characters distinguish R. parvimaculata from other Rafflesia species. The discovery of this new species brings the total number of Rafflesia species described from Peninsular Malaysia to five.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016


  • Numerous warts
  • Pahang
  • Rafflesia
  • White ramenta
  • Eudicots


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