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How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by TeamLeader(m): 5:27pm On Sep 22, 2021
Today' I traveled down to Villa to visit my mom and while at home she spotted this particular plant at our backyard and she was extremely happy about it.

She said the name is OMONIGELEGELE in Yoruba. Like omoni-gelegele. It looks like this local sponge but very soft.

Now she said something that really shocked me and I find it hard to believe. She said this particular has no root/source. That no matter how you trace it you can never find the root.

That they use it for unexpected blessings from people when used.

E shock me small. Do you knowor heard about this before? What's the English name if you know it

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by GreenCitrus: 5:30pm On Sep 22, 2021
Yes na. That's why herbalists use it for people. With the perception that when used in bathing, it helps in deep metaphysical cleansing

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by TeamLeader(m): 5:33pm On Sep 22, 2021
GreenCitrus:
Yes na. That's why herbalists use it for people. With the perception that when used in bathing, it helps in deep metaphysical cleansing

Really?? So you know about it. Does it have English name? My mom said she will soak it inside fanta and be drinking after 3 days
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by ItzKennybest67(m): 5:34pm On Sep 22, 2021
Cassytha filiformis (OMOONIGELEGELE), common
name love-vine, is a species
of obligate parasitic vine in
the family Lauraceae.
Wikipedia
Species: C. filiformis
Family: Lauraceae
Rank: Species
Genus: Cassytha
...
This is the little i could get from my research.

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by TeamLeader(m): 5:37pm On Sep 22, 2021
ItzKennybest67:
Cassytha filiformis (OMOONIGELEGELE), common
name love-vine, is a species
of obligate parasitic vine in
the family Lauraceae.
Wikipedia
Species: C. filiformis
Family: Lauraceae
Rank: Species
Genus: Cassytha
...
This is the little i could get from my research.

Interesting. Sir is it true that it has no root?

Nairaland is the best walahi
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by ItzKennybest67(m): 5:46pm On Sep 22, 2021
TeamLeader:


Interesting. Sir is it true that it has no root?

Nairaland is the best walahi

i have no full knowledge about it but it seems Cassytha species are stem parasites, adhering to their hosts.

They do not seems to have a root sir.
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by enumerica: 5:47pm On Sep 22, 2021
It is a parasite plant. It has no root but depends solely on others plants.

Don't be surprised, if a living thing is a parasite, it may has a weak root or not at all. The plant does not only suck its hosts, but strangulate them to death. It does not nave one host but many , it will extend to as many as possible and its webs will prevent its hosts from growing will it such them to death.

You should know more than your parents. If your life is modeled along that plant's hmm you know what will happen?

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by illicit(m): 5:50pm On Sep 22, 2021
I have a forest in my backyard

I am going to find it this weekend....

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by Snitch24(m): 6:04pm On Sep 22, 2021
illicit:
I have a forest in my backyard

I am going to find it this weekend....
Good luck bro
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by TeamLeader(m): 6:39pm On Sep 22, 2021
illicit:
I have a forest in my backyard

I am going to find it this weekend....



Lol

Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by Deasegun19(m): 6:41pm On Sep 22, 2021
bia op, supply me with this plant. I wanna experiment with it, cos I need that unexpected blessing fa...

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by Deasegun19(m): 6:42pm On Sep 22, 2021
illicit:
I have a forest in my backyard
I am going to find it this weekend....
if you don see am, holla at me abeg
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by TeamLeader(m): 8:57pm On Sep 22, 2021
Deasegun19:
bia op, supply me with this plant. I wanna experiment with it, cos I need that unexpected blessing fa...

E plenty here o. She says it always come around by itself during raining season

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Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by BigMediaNG: 7:39am On Sep 23, 2021
TeamLeader:


Really?? So you know about it. Does it have English name? My mom said she will soak it inside fanta and be drinking after 3 days


Yes. It is soaked in fanta and used as described.
Re: How True Is The Myth About This Plant And What's The English Name by KINGKONG(m): 3:29am On Sep 25, 2021
It's called pondweed

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