Red flowerhead of Corynaea parasitic plant

Red flowerhead of Corynaea parasitic plant

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A red inflorescence emerges from the rainforest floor. A member of the Balanophoraceae, this is a parasitic flowering plant which draws its entire nourishment from the roots of trees. The photo was taken in lower montane rainforest, altitude 1000 m, Macas, Equador.

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Keywords: balanophoraceae, botany, corynaea, equador, flower, flowering, flowers, inflorescence, nature, parasite, plant, plants, rainforest

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