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The flower given in the picture is of an achlorophyllous plant native to southern Africa. It is parasitic on the roots of members of the Euphorbiaceae family and emits an odour of faeces to attract its natural pollinators; carrion beetles. Identify it.
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Welwitschia mirabilis
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B
Hydnora africana
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C
Pinguicula gigantea
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D
Helicodiceros muscivorus
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The correct option is B Hydnora africana
Hydnora Africana is one of the strangest plants in the world. It is totally parasitic, perennial that is without any chlorophyll or leaves at all. Hydnora Africana is an achlorophyllous plant in the family Hydnoraceae.

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