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Cistanche tubulosa a really beautiful parasite: most desert flowers are small, because it takes a lot of energy to create flowers. but this one is a parasite, and it uses other plants' energy - so it can produce really beautiful flowers.  Cistanche tubulosa,Dead Sea,Israel,desert Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cistanche tubulosa

a really beautiful parasite: most desert flowers are small, because it takes a lot of energy to create flowers. but this one is a parasite, and it uses other plants' energy - so it can produce really beautiful flowers.

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  2. Out of this world! Posted one year ago
    1. :-D thanks! Posted one year ago

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''Cistanche tubulosa'' is a holoparasitic desert plant species in the genus ''Cistanche''. The plant lacks chlorophyll and obtains nutrients and water from the host plants whose roots it parasitizes.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Mar 18, 2019. Captured Mar 17, 2019 09:54.
  • COOLPIX B700
  • f/4.8
  • 10/16000s
  • ISO100
  • 7.2mm