Botany Photo of the Day Cassytha melantha

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    It’s been a while since we’ve featured a parasitic plant species. Parasites are often thought of negatively, due to their incursion on the livelihoods of other species. However, they’re undeniably fascinating! This large parasitic climber is Cassytha melantha, also known as coarse dodder-laurel. The scale of this picture may be deceptive, as the vine seems […]

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