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Corpse Plant

Monotropa uniflora

Description:

also known as the Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe

1 Species ID Suggestions

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 11 years ago
Indian Pipe
Monotropa uniflora Monotropa uniflora


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14 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 10 years ago

Beautiful!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Wow!!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 11 years ago

a fascinating plant, great spotting

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Very cool spotting and info !

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Wonderful.

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Fun fact! Not all plants use chlorophyll to synthesize energy. The macabrely named corpse plant is a translucent white color, because it lacks the green pigment, which allows plants to absorb energy from light. Instead, this plant is a saprophyte; like a fungus, and its root system soaks up necessary nutrients from surrounding decaying plant matter.

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YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 11 years ago

You're welcome! I envy you for spotting so many of this beautiful plant all at once!

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 11 years ago

Thank you YukoChartraw :).

QWMom
QWMom 11 years ago

I would LOVE to see one of these for myself some time! :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 11 years ago

It looks like a fungus, but it's actually a plant :-)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 11 years ago

Very pretty....

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 11 years ago

Could be a fungus? About 8 to 10 inches in height.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Nice spot!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

Very Beautiful!

Glen Marks
Spotted by
Glen Marks

Hope, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013

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