Context: Most species of the famously large Rafflesia flower are now at risk of extinction, new research warned recently.
o These plants are renowned for producing the largest individual flowers in the world, both in terms of size and weight.
o Parasitic Lifestyle: They do not have leaves, stems, or roots like traditional plants.
ü They depend on a host vine called Tetrastigma for nutrients and support.
o Limited Blooming Period: They have a short blooming period, often lasting only a few days to a week.