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Balanophora

Balanophora fungosa ssp. fungosa

Description:

Parasitic plant, relying on a root connection to surrounding plants for nutrients. This plant is monoecious, with tiny female flowers on the top bulbous part of the inflorescence and larger male flowers below that. The inflorescence is subtended by non-photosynthetic bracts.

Habitat:

Mid-elevation tropical forest.

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3 Comments

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 8 years ago

Thank you wendy.

achmmad
achmmad 8 years ago

Lovely shot!

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textless 8 years ago

Strange and interesting!

KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

Boulouparis, Sud, New Caledonia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 19, 2011

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