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Tang of dragon

Helosis sp.

Description:

Parasitic plant that live in the moist soil. The only part seeing in the surface is the flower which is not aways visible, only when mature. As a parasite, this plant have no chlorophyll.

Habitat:

They parasite roots of some trees of tropical and subtropical forests.

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AndréPaz
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AndréPaz

Bogotá, Colombia

Spotted on Nov 6, 2012
Submitted on Jan 24, 2013

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