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Snotty Gobble

Cassytha melantha

Description:

A leafless green parasitic vine which flourishes in the canopies of trees, choking them of sunlight and eventually destroying the host tree. Develops green berries in spring 10-15 mm diameter which dry to black. Apparently these are edible (?!!).

Habitat:

Grows within the canopies of trees or shrubs across most of southern Australia.

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Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2012
Submitted on Oct 19, 2012

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