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07.06.2019 Mycotroph as Norma Desmond

Almost pretty enough to be a movie star.  🙂 One-flowered Indian Pipe-Monotropa uniflora is a parasite having a symbiotic relationship with fungi for most all its needs. They are found singly, as above, or in clusters, but each is a … Continue reading

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08.17.2018 Monotropa uniflora

Once thought to be a fungus or a saprophyte, Indian Pipes (also known as Ghost Flowers or Corpse Plants) are actually flowering plants who get their nutrition needs met through a relationship quite common in the plant world…a fungus that … Continue reading

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10.28.2013 Corpse Plant

OK, so not all that scary.  The lack of chlorophyll does give these a somewhat corpsey feel.  They are also called Indian Pipes and are better known for that name. They are dependent on fungi for their nourishment.  Cut and … Continue reading

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