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Indian Pipe

Monotropa sp.

Description:

White to pink plant about 1 foot tall. This plant does "not contain chlorophyll; they are myco-heterotrophs, getting their food through parasitism upon fungi rather than photosynthesis. "

Habitat:

Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce old growth forest.


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Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.60, Long: -135.22

Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

Reference

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