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Indian pipe

Monotropa uniflora


You learn something everyday.... Indian pipe, AKA ghost flower, aka, corpse plant, is a flower and not a mushroom. It feeds off of certain mushrooms and the roots of certain trees. It is known that they use Russula mushrooms and Lactarius mushrooms, as well as American Beech trees. This plant is a parasite and does not produce its own chlorophyll.


They require certain trees and specific fungus to feed from. They do not require light, and can only survive in constantly moist environments.

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sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

No problem! :)

staccyh 7 years ago

Cool info!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Oops sorry. I was doing a major clean up and I guess I got sloppy. Thanks!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

Should not have been moved. It's a plant.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Moved to Fungi :-)

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Fallston, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 15, 2013

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