23 Oct 2020

Critter of the Week - the Fairy Lantern

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:35 pm on 23 October 2020

This week’s Critter of the Week is the Fairy Lantern. It’s a floral thief that steals energy from other plants, rather than making its own through photosynthesis explains Doc's Nicola Toki. It’s incredibly rare, and incredibly small, so keep an eye out in the leaf litter!

Left: Thismia rodwayi_Tim Rudman; Right: Thismia rodwayi flower_Tjouny

Left: Thismia rodwayi_Tim Rudman; Right: Thismia rodwayi flower_Tjouny Photo: Left: Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 https___www.flickr.com_photos_tindo2_8141029261Right: Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

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