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Helosis

Helosis sp.

Description:

Parasitic plant from the Balanophoraceae family, they grow on other plants roots and they dont have chlorophyll

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Helosis cayennensis (Sw.) Spreng. Detalha Taxon Publico


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9 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Therefore @ Felipe, please edit your spotting and change the category from fungi to plant if you have not done so already. thanks !

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 8 years ago

It is a plant. Here's another website with info about this genus: http://www.botany.org/parasitic_plants/H....

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 8 years ago

it's a plant which is parasitare but this is no fungi

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

@ Dan,how would you categorize this spotting? plant or Fungus?

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

I think you're right Kristal, I've used that site before for reference. So much information!

FelipeVeloza
FelipeVeloza 8 years ago

Thank you guys for those comments, i thought it was a fungus, so thanks

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 8 years ago

that what i thought, sadly no fungi, that would have maked me intressted, i knew i saw it somewhere else.

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 8 years ago

Check out this photo of Helosis cayennensis, a parasitic plant in the Balanophoraceae: http://www.parasiticplants.siu.edu/Balan.... This page has more photos of this plant: http://www.parasiticplants.siu.edu/Balan....

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 8 years ago

isn't your spotting something like this ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/604... ), a plant maybe. are you sure about. it is a mushroom. When this is a fungi, then it is a cool one. would like to get some infos.

FelipeVeloza
Spotted by
FelipeVeloza

Antioquia, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 18, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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