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Observer

georgewilliams1

Date

April 26, 2000 05:43 PM PDT

Description

Found in Berenty Private Reserve near the banks of the Mandrare Fleuve in riverine forest with Tamarindus indicus as a major component.

This is a plant with no foliage, hexagonal red roots, a flower that blooms just above the soil and a fruit that grows just below the ground.

In the first picture here the dirt and leaf litter has been cleared slightly to give a better view of the fruit, while the dried flower is visible above it.

The next two are pictures of the living roots, while the fourth shows dried roots. The fifth shows fruit in the ground without any clearing on my part. (These images were all scanned from slides, the next ones are stills taken on a DV video camera with 720x480 resolution)

The sixth image shows a cross section of the fruit after it had been partly eaten by lemurs, and then (after they'd moved on) removed from the ground and cut open by me. The seventh shows that fruit in the ground. And the eighth shows a lemur eating it.

The fruit is a favorite of the local lemurs (L. catta, Propithicus verrauxi) and the imported Eulemur fulvus all of whom would fight over access to them.

This was found under an stand of (non-native) Pithecellobium sp. trees, but the plant is moderately common in the area and found where these do not grow as well.

The date is approximate (the year and month are accurate, and it was toward the latter half of the month). The GPS is also not up to modern standards, this was still in the days of selective availability.

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What

Ivory-Colored Angraecum (Angraecum eburneum)

Observer

ivanparr

Date

October 9, 2019 07:17 PM PDT

Place

Madagascar (Google, OSM)

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Observer

cclborneo

Date

October 4, 2016 09:26 AM +08

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What

Acanthus Family (Family Acanthaceae)

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fetra

Date

September 18, 2018 09:06 AM HST

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fetra

Date

April 23, 2018 07:43 PM HST

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What

Madagascar Bullfrog (Laliostoma labrosum)

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airalcorn2

Date

November 19, 2016 10:29 AM CST

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

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vononarbgkew

Date

February 1, 2018

Place

Anjozorobe (Google, OSM)

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fetra

Date

August 19, 2016 10:48 AM +03

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davidrabehevitra

Date

October 24, 2016 11:10 AM +03

Place

Moramanga (Google, OSM)

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What

Tapia (Uapaca bojeri)

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romer

Date

August 15, 2017

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romer

Date

August 19, 2017 12:22 PM EAT

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Observer

landyrita1

Date

June 2017

Place

Missing Location

Description

Small herbaceous plant, up to 20cm tall; flowers purple

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Observer

landyrita1

Date

January 20, 2016 09:56 AM +03

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franck

Date

January 2016

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anjalu

Date

February 2013

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What

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

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trichomanes

Date

September 22, 2015 10:12 AM CDT

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onjalalaina

Date

February 27, 2015

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onjalalaina

Date

August 1, 2015

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Observer

onjalalaina

Date

July 2015

Place

Madagascar (Google, OSM)

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onjalalaina

Date

January 23, 2015

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Observer

franck

Date

December 7, 2008

Place

Adohahela (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern Redleg Orbweaver (Trichonephila inaurata ssp. madagascariensis)

Observer

onjalalaina

Date

April 25, 2014

Place

Itampolo (Google, OSM)