Big Flower; No Dew?
No matter how big is your flower if it does not receives any dew to refresh it and make it more beautiful, it will wither and dry and eventually die because no any dew has touch it. What is the use of her bigness? I can say, sometimes virginity kills. This is what is now happening to Philippines largest flower – Rafflesia Schadenbergiana. This big flower seems to have no more to cleave unto to give her dew.
Rafflesia Schadenbergiana is known on the tribes of Bukidnon as “kolon busaw” and “bo-o” on Bagobo tribes that is parasitic in nature or known as a parasitic flower that need to cleave and cling to others in order to live; that needs the touch of others to make it live. It is one of the rafflesia species in the Philippines that grows big in size or its flower. It is said to be the second largest flower in the rafflesia family that grows as big as 80 centimeter in diameter.
The reason for its threatened extinction as reported by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was the exploitation or destruction of its habitat; thus the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued an administrative order to protect Rafflesia Schadenbergiana and her habitat and to monitor the communities that surrounds it to ensure her species will not eventually extinct. For Rafflesia Schadenbergiana is Philippines one of nature’s treasures which the Philippines could be proud of to the world that the Philippines have this kind of flower.
Rafflesia Schadenbergiana was first discovered in the Philippines at Mount Apo and rediscovered at Mount Matutum in South Cotabato Philippines in year 1994 and in Baungon Bukidnon.