This mobile polyroot is a member of the plantoid phylum and native to the Mindartian continent. It displays lush, crimson-colored blossoms and emits a powerful stench to attract unwary insects. The rafflesia then incapacitates them with its whip-like tendrils before devouring them whole. The extinction of the species in Mindartia can almost certainly be attributed to the sudden disappearance of the gnat, its primary food source, although the species still thrives in Yorcia Weald.
Rafflesia is the name of a genus of parasitic plants from Indonesia. They reside in rainforests and grow on other plants, deriving sustenance from the host plant. They lack stems, leaves, and roots. They are known of producing very large reddish-brown to brown flowers that can be up to 3 feet across and which produce an overpoweringly noxious smell described as being like that of a rotting carcass. The flower is only around for 5-7 days though. Rafflesia was first described scientifically in 1818. The genus name originates from Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), a leading figure of British imperial expansion in Southeast Asia in the early 19th century.