Is Oodhu Paavai a wonder herbal plant as claimed by the viral video ?

Claim

Oodhu Paavai (Blow Puppet), is an endangered herbal plant that keeps blowing its pollen for breeding. These herbs are nature’s wonder and can be grown only in dense rainforests.

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Explanation

A 40-second video claiming that a black and red coloured vase and funnel-shaped herbal plant exhausting dust like air is known as Oodhu Paavai in Tamil and can be found in dense rainforests.

This video that says Oodhu Paavai (Blow Puppet), is an endangered herbal plant that keeps blowing its pollen for breeding and can be grown only in dense rainforests, is viral across India. Dr Roy Kallivayalil posted this video on Twitter and it has been shared by thousands of other users.

What is the Truth?

The word ‘Luke Penryexr’ can be seen in the viral video claiming to be Oodhu Paavai in Tamil. When the word is google searched, the same video posted on September 16 on an Instagram account ‘Luke_penry.exr’ from London is found.

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This herb is not a real plant. Luke Penry, 3D/Motion Generalist and Abstract Nature Artist has created this video. He has posted the video titling it as “Jungle Pipes” on his social media accounts.

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He has published several such videos of art related to nature can be seen on his page. He also has mentioned that it is for sale.

Conclusion

The video that claims as a wonder herbal plant named Oodhu Paavai is not a real plant, but an artist Like Penry’s creation by using the computer but is shared with misinformation in India.

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