The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Botany picture #87: Orobanche minor
Orobanche minor (Orobanchaceae), Australian Capital Territory, 2010. Another introduced Orobanchaceae, this is species if holoparasitic, meaning that in contrast to the Parentucellia featured recently on this blog it does not even do its own photosynthesis any more but obtains all it needs from other plants.