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Pine sap

hypophysis Monotropa

Description:

Saprophyte that is fairly common compared to all the other monotropa in the Appalachian mountains Can be whitish yellow, darker yellow orange, or orange and red

Habitat:

Appalachian mountains from Maine down to South Carolina and west to the Smokey mountains in Tennessee

Notes:

Does not photosynthesize has a symbiotic relationship with fungi that feeds on pines, furs, and beech trees

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JamesHart
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JamesHart

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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