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Cynomorium  coccineum A desert parasite. Cynomorium,Cynomorium coccineum,Geotagged,Israel,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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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 Apr 2, 2019. Captured Mar 28, 2019 13:41 in 225, Israel.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/18.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm