Hydnora africana


The Hydnora africana is a flower, and its a rotten-meat-scented corpse flower..
Hydnora africana is an achlorophyllous plant native to southern Africa that is parasitic on the roots of members of the Euphorbiaceae family.
The plant grows underground, except for a fleshy flower that emerges above ground and emits an odor of feces to attract its natural pollinators, dung beetles, and carrion beetles.
The flowers act as temporary traps, retaining the beetles that enter long enough for them to pick up pollen.
 
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