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Lacks chlorophyll. Parasitically obtains photosynthates from fungi, which in turn receive from photosynthetic trees (Myco-heterotrophic).
Understory, second growth coniferous lowland. Parasitizing Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) and/or Engelman Spruce (Picea engelmannii).
Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013