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Cynomorium  coccineum A peculiar parasite. Found from the Medierranean to China.  Cynomorium,Cynomorium coccineum,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

Cynomorium coccineum

A peculiar parasite. Found from the Medierranean to China.

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  1. Fascinating find - to have no chlorophyll and feed off of others. Almost fungal in appearance. Posted 6 months ago
  2. Really interesting! Posted 6 months ago

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''Cynomorium'' is a genus of parasitic perennial flowering plants in the family Cynomoriaceae. The genus consists of only one species, ''Cynomorium coccineum'' . Its placement in the Saxifragales was resolved in 2016 with the help of nuclear, plastid, and mitochondrial sequences obtained from next-generation sequencing . Common names include the misleading Maltese fungus or Maltese mushroom; also desert thumb, red thumb, ''tarthuth'' and ''suoyang'' . A rare or local species, it grows in dry, rocky.. more

Similar species: Saxifragales
Species identified by Ori Fragman Sapir
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By Ori Fragman Sapir

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Uploaded Mar 11, 2019. Captured Mar 11, 2019 10:43 in 98.
  • MI MAX 2
  • f/2.2
  • 1/221s
  • ISO125
  • 3.81mm