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Parasitic plant from the Balanophoraceae family, they grow on other plants roots and they dont have chlorophyll
Therefore @ Felipe, please edit your spotting and change the category from fungi to plant if you have not done so already. thanks !
It is a plant. Here's another website with info about this genus: http://www.botany.org/parasitic_plants/H....
it's a plant which is parasitare but this is no fungi
@ Dan,how would you categorize this spotting? plant or Fungus?
I think you're right Kristal, I've used that site before for reference. So much information!
Thank you guys for those comments, i thought it was a fungus, so thanks
that what i thought, sadly no fungi, that would have maked me intressted, i knew i saw it somewhere else.
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....
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.
Spotted on Oct 18, 2011 Submitted on Oct 24, 2011
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