Parasitism Examples-Parasitic Plants

Parasitism Examples-Parasitic Plants

Parasitic Plants are plants that receive their water and nutrients from other plants. These plants will grow haustoria that attach to the plants.
Mistletoe This plant you will see high in trees is actually a parasite. Mistletoe will attach to their host tree or shrub and then extract water and nutrients from the host plant.

Albino redwood
An albino redwood is a redwood tree which is unable to produce chlorophyll, and so has white needles instead of the normal green. It survives by obtaining sugar through the connections between its roots and those of neighboring normal redwood

This plant develops a haustorium from the initial root. The haustorium grows toward the host root until it makes contact establishing parasitic contact This plant is a concern for farmers because it preys on corn, sorghum, rice and sugarcane

Rafflesia is noted for producing the largest individual flower on Earth. It has a very strong and unpleasant odor. Rafflesia lacks any observable leaves, stems or even roots. This plant grows thread-like strands of tissue completely embedded within and in intimate contact with surrounding host plants from which nutrients and water are obtained.

Nuytsia floribunda also called Christmas tree is a parasitic tree found in Western Australia. It obtains water and mineral nutrients from its hosts.

Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in the world. They get their nutrition from other trees around them


MooMooMath and Science


What do you think?


Written by Aleksandar

Video MakerContent AuthorYears Of Membership
TACCP Principles in Managing Food Safety

TACCP Principles in Managing Food Safety

Ram Pump for a Well and Aquaponics - Nope

Ram Pump for a Well and Aquaponics – Nope