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January 2018

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Orobanchaceae

Christisonia tubulosa – The Magenta Ghost Flower

Christisonia tuberosa The Magenta Ghost Flower is a parasitic plant that is endemic to Southern Western Ghats, which means it is not found in any other part of the World. It grows as a root parasite and completely lacks leaves and chlorophyll. So, it solely depends upon other plants for nutritions and steals it from other plants. Taxonomy Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Sub-Division: Eudicots Class: Asterids Order: Lamiales Family: Orobanchaceae Genus: Christisonia Species: C. tubulosa
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