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  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 31 / 2017

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    Abu Dhabi

  • Posted by

    leena johnson


first off I’m sorry the full length shot of the plant is blurry… I live in the UAE and i found this little guy on a tree behind my house. It seems to have made its home in a fork between two branches and appears to be very firmly adherent… did not see any evidence of roots or soil. The overall color is purple/maroonish… not really sure but the close up appears to be what I think is the flower.. its about 13″ in height… my parents don’t know what it is either…


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Do you know what kind of tree this is? Also not able to see more of this strange growth to help narrow down other possibilities. I’m not an experts on trees and could only guess wildly for now. It might not be a parasitic plant, maybe the tree is developing a malformed growth, perhaps due to numerous factors, pest, diseases? Again I’m only speculating here. You probably need to consult a Certified Arborist to find out more. Link below is sample of plants, scroll down click on image to emlarge with malformed growths. Best wishes!

    April 8th, 2017 at 7:16pm

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