On a recent backpacking trip through the Mathew’s Range we ran into a few examples of this most stunning plant. A bit of research suggested that it could possibly be Hydnora africana, a parasitic of Euphorbia. The description that we found online though shows a Euphorbia very different from the ones that we have in the Mathews and we wondered if this Hydnora could possibly be a different species.
…Interesting. Anyone have a clue?