Endothermy by flowers of Rhizanthes lowii (Rafflesiaceae)

@article{Patio2000EndothermyBF,
  title={Endothermy by flowers of Rhizanthes lowii (Rafflesiaceae)},
  author={S. Pati{\~n}o and John Grace and Hans B{\"a}nziger},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2000},
  volume={124},
  pages={149-155}
}
Abstract Rhizanthes lowii (Beccari) Harms (Rafflesia- ceae) is a parasitic plant that grows in the understory of the rainforest in South-East Asia. This plant does not have leaves, stems, or photosynthetic tissue and is characterised by the emission of a strong odour that attracts the natural pollinators, carrion flies. Flowers that volatilise odorous compounds and attract carrion flies, beetles and other insects are often thermogenic. Here we present evidence of both thermogenesis and… 
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