• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Gavdos isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Rape of Cistus
Plants
Plants

Photo of the Rape of Cistus, Cytinus hypocistis, which parasitises on Cistus roots. Species of this genus do not produce chlorophyll, but rely fully on its host plant. Cytinus only parasitizes two genera of plants, Cistus and Halimium.