Thismia neptunis. Unseen since its original discovery...
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Image #cld1905302
SpeciesThismia neptunis
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionUnseen since its original discovery in 1866 by Odoardo Beccarii, this elusive plant was found again in western Borneo in 2018. Like other mycoheterotrophic plants, it is unable to photosynthesize and derives its sustenance entirely from subterranean fungi. 
Keywordsborneo | burmanniaceae | flora | flower | mycoheterotrophic | plant | saprophyte | saprophytic

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