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Balanophora fungosa
Balanophora fungosa
Balanophora fungosa

Wikipedia description

Balanophora fungosa, sometimes known as fungus root is a flowering plant in the family Balanophoraceae and occurs in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and some Pacific Islands. It is an obligate parasite growing on the roots of rainforest trees. The flowering structure is shaped like a puffball but in fact consists of a globe covered with thousands of tiny female flowers. The globe is surrounded at its base by a much smaller number of male flowers. In flower, the plant emits an odour resembling that of mice.

Scientific classification

Clade: Core Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Balanophoraceae
Species: Balanophora fungosa


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
STKY-Balanophora_fungosaSTKY--J. Leebens-MackJ. Leebens-Mack