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Alien Looking Plants

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These plants look just like some kind of alien life form.

Hydnora africana (bobbejaankos) is a parasitic plant that lives off the roots of Euphorbia plants. The flower takes over a year to develop, and is as hard as wood. The flower is pollinated by Carrion beetles. After pollination a fleshy fruit develops over two years. The fruit is edible to humans, birds and small mammals. Each fruit can contain over 20,000 seeds.

Source: Divine Caroline & Flickr
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