English Spanish Catalan Privacy Robots. Comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net - veined leaves. Acer , acer , genus acer. Boix , buxus , genus buxus. Empetrum , empetrum , genus empetrum.
The organism who is being robbed of its food supply is called the host. The parasitic mode of existence can be found throughout the kingdoms of life, from bacteria and fungi to insects, arachnids and worms. Parasitism has also evolved in many families of flowering plants. Some heterotrophic flowering plants get their nutrition from mycorrhizal soil fungi that are in turn attached to the roots of forest trees. These interesting plants are called mycotrophic wildflowers or mycoheterotrophs and are discussed in another article called fungus flowers.
Dodder , genus Cuscuta , any leafless, twining, parasitic plant in the morning glory family Convolvulaceae. The genus contains about twining species that are widely distributed throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Many species have been introduced with their host plants into new areas. The dodder contains no chlorophyll and instead absorbs food through haustoria ; these are rootlike organs that penetrate the tissue of a host plant and may kill it. The slender, stringlike stems of the dodder may be yellow, orange, pink, or brown in colour.