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Rafflesia hasseltii

Rafflesia hasseltii

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
Species: Rafflesia hasseltii

Rafflesia hasseltii Suringar

Type locality: Sumatra

Holotype: Suringar s.n. (L)

Suringar, Willem Frederik Reinier: Acta. Soc. Reg. Sc. Neerl. 25 Oct. 1879: 4–5
Jamili Nais. Rafflesia of the World. ISBN 9838120421. pp. 136-139

Rafflesia hasseltii is a parasitic plant species of the genus Rafflesia. It can be found in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra,, Indonesia.[1]

Traditional tribes such as the Orang Asli sell the flowers as a folk medicine. Researchers in Malaysia slashed a group of 36 rats and smeared either the powdered flower mashed into a hydrogel paste (at two concentrations), a commercial hydrogel for wounds, or a placebo on the wounds. They conclude that wounds of the surviving rats smeared with the flower or hydrogel looked to them as if they had healed nicer than those of the placebo rats, although there was no significant difference between flower concentrations or commercial hydrogel.[2]

"Rafflesia hasseltii Suringar". Southern Illinois University. 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
Abdulla, Mahmood A.; Ahmed, Khaled A.; Ali, Hapipah M.; Noor, Suzita M.; Ismail, Salmah (November 2009). "Wound Healing Activities of Rafflesia hasseltii Extract in Rats". Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. 45 (3): 304–308. doi:10.3164/jcbn.09-17. ISSN 0912-0009. PMC 2771251. PMID 19902020.

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