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The Caralluma hesperidum plant has sprawling stems that are light green or greyish in colour, strikingly mottled with a reddish brown. The stems have relatively large toothed protuberances that also make the plant look attractive.The plants usually flower towards the end of summer. The flower is 5-lobed and star shaped. Blackish purple in colour and quite ‘fleshy‘ looking. They are carried in clusters along the stems. The flowers are usually pollinated by flies that are attracted by the pungent smell of the flower, that is reminiscent of rotting meat.
Photo credit: © Nicola Prisco


Jewel Caterpillar

“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.” 

Actias luna

The eastern emerald elysia (Elysia chlorotica) is a sea slug that steals and absorbs chloroplasts from the algae it eats, a behavior called kleptoplasty.
photograph by Patrick J. Krug
(via: TheScientist)