Flowers That Have a Shape Similar to Female Genitalia Found

Flowers are small only has a Latin name Hydnora africana. These plants live attached to other plants like any other parasitic plant. Hydnora africana has a dark brown color and a bright red interior.

Hydnora africana waiting prey

It seems now dead flowers from Sumatra which has the Latin name Amorphophallus titanum is going to get a new brother. Precisely in the area of ​​South Africa is also a parasitic flower smell like dirt stuck to the roots of other plants have been found.

Flowers are small only has a Latin name Hydnora africana. These plants live attached to other plants like any other parasitic plant. Hydnora africana has a dark brown color and a bright red interior.

The unique flowers have a shape similar to the female genitalia. Around the edges of the petals have tendrils that resemble feathers. When stalking prey, namely insects or beetles, Hydnora africana will only cover three petals and open a small one of the three petals.

According Io9.com, Hydnora africana is included in the category of plants that have a strategic trap in search of food. These flowers will attract bees and other insects by removing a little ‘tongue’ little white.

After the beetles or insects or small animals are also included in the trap, then automatically, open the lid will close quickly. Indeed, this flower has no strength to chew on other animals that fall into the trap, but will patiently wait Hydnora africana over time the animal is dead.

To kill insects that have entered the trap, Hydnora africana will provide a ‘banquet’ to the animals in the form of pollen, which in its own production. After waiting several days, from the pores of the petals will appear fluid that can neutralize at once kill the insect.

If, Hydnora africana is called a plant which has a shape like female genitalia, meaning there is also the possibility of a similar plant with male genitalia, but still have not found today. Possible

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