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Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Description:

A parasitic plant, Indian Pipe does not contain chlorophyll. Instead it is a mycoheterotroph that hosts a fungus that derives energy from nearby trees.

Habitat:

Woodlands where Russulaceae fungi are common. Indian Pipe is capable of living in very dark forest areas due to it lacking chlorophyll.

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TimTwohig
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TimTwohig

Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012

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