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Balanophora fungosa J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Balanophora fungosa J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. subsp. fungosa
This is a root parasite found in the tropical rainforest. It has no chlorophyll. The white tipped structures at the base are male flowers. The female flowers are the very very small white dots on the top of the dome.

 Balanophora fungosa subsp. fungosa Balanophora fungosa  subsp. fungosa
Description:Plants Description:Plants
Location: Smithfield Regional Park, Cairns, North Queensland Location: Smithfield Regional Park, Cairns, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚48.8123S,145˚40.8619E GPS coordinates:16˚48.8123S,145˚40.8619E
Date of photo:6 July 2008 Date of photo:6 July 2008
Field No.: U83 Field No.: U83


References (accessed 23 May 2017):

Williams, K.A.W., (1980) Native Plants of Queensland Edn. 2, 1: 26

Hewson,H.J. in George A.S.(ed.), (1984) Balanophoraceae. Flora of Australia 22: 146-147



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Balanophora fungosa