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    A neat lil parasite plant

    I found this while looking up info on a plant.

    This is the only visible part of Hydnora africana the root parasite of Euphorbia caput-medusae.

    Open bloom


    Read about the first (and only?) growing experiment with this pair of plants here:
    http://www.botany.org/Parasitic_Plan...a_africana.php

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    The rough exterior, color, and parasitic nature, really remind of the rafflesia!
    -Carnivoure12
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    It repays the host plant by scaring off the herbivores.
    Bruce in CT

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    The host ain't too shabby either looking like a swarm of serpents (each arm can get up to 3 feet in length) & being full of poisonous white sap

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    Hehe, my teacher showed me that in magazine a few months ago, it's a really neat plant. Vampire plant, I think. Awesome flowers.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    That thing is NASTY... But really cool at the same time.

    Looks just like some kind of fictitious flytrap.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Haha, as soon as I saw that I started hearing the theme from "Attack of the Killer Tomatos."
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Every time I turn away from the board for a bit something interesting pops up. Lol, since so many plants are becoming consumers doesn't that mean they are converging with fungus species? (they have cell walls and are consumer not a producer in this case)

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