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Description:

This mycoheterotrophic orchid has no chlorophyll, so it makes no energy for itself. Each flower is less than 5 mm in size. Pic #3 shows shows the whole plant, it is growing from the ground with brownish/reddish leafs.

Habitat:

Tropical forest.

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3 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio a year ago

It is a fascinating relationship between this plant's roots and the mycelium of an underground fungi. Indian Pipe is another more widely-known mycoheterotrophic plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myco-heter...

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

It doesn't looks like it is attached to roots, in Pic#3, it looks like its growing from the ground/soil.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a year ago

Does it attach to roots?

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 15, 2018
Submitted on Nov 15, 2018

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