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A view into the stamen disk of Rafflesia arnoldii -- the world's largest single flower. Emitting an odor like foul meat, the flowers attract flies and beetles. The insects must visit first a male flower, then a female flower, for successful pollination. As each flower blooms only a few days in the dwindling rainforests of the Bengkulu province, West Sumatra, their chances of reproduction grow increasingly rare.