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Helosis cayennensis (Balanophoraceae) - parasitic plant

Peru. Loreto Region. 80 km downriver from Iquitos City. Yanamono Communal Reserve. Heliconia Amazon River Lodge.

 

Young female inflorescence, with peltate scales just left on top.

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Taken on January 1, 2006