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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Types of Compound Leaves

Leaves occur in various arrangements in plants. All plants seem to have leaves on branches to normal folks. We, botanists should see it different though. Many plants have several leaves in a branch which called leaflets and the whole branch is called as a leaf! These are called compound leaves. So basically there are two types of compound leaves in a broader sense. A compound leaf may be either pinnately compound or Palmately compound. Before
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