Little, ovate capped mushrooms have been carefully carved in white wood to fit perfectly into this fascinating wood rose formation. The unique mushroom-like structures sometimes called “wood roses” are the result of a parasitic mistletoe plant that grows on trees in Bali, commonly the chinaberry tree. The parasite vine often destroys the branches or the whole tree if not removed. The host plant tends to produce a mass of woody tissue surrounding the infection. The club-shaped malformations are a perfect imprint of the attachment on the host stem. Wood roses on parasitic branches are cut from the tree, dried and carved often helping to save the tree from dying.
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