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Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Description:

Lacks chlorophyll. Parasitically obtains photosynthates from fungi, which in turn receive from photosynthetic trees (Myco-heterotrophic).

Habitat:

Understory, second growth coniferous lowland. Parasitizing Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) and/or Engelman Spruce (Picea engelmannii).

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2 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

And welcome to Project Noah!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting of Indian Pipe! One of my favorites!

BrianSye
Spotted by
BrianSye

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013

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