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Leafless orchid, Taeniophyllum sp.

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That's Taeniophyllum, they're really interesting. The roots have become the leaves and have chlorophyll to carry out photosynthesis. We have a leafless native orchid here, Dipodium stenocheilum, which is a terrestrial. But it's a saprophyte and has a symbiotic relationship with fungi to produce it's food rather than by photosynthesis.

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I knew it was called something like that :). Name changed.

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