Observation 164746: Monotropa uniflora L.
When: 2014-05-05
No herbarium specimen

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The mycelium itself
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-06 12:34:03 CDT (-0400)

can be identified in some cases. I believe Charles Levebre is/was working on that. I don’t know how advanced it is, though. May require a scanning electron microscope, too.

“Extreme specificity …” full text
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2014-05-06 12:21:20 CDT (-0400)
Extreme specificity in epiparasitic Monotropoideae
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 10:30:12 CDT (-0400)

M. uniflora forms relationships with Russula and Lactarius species. Sarcodes sanguinea forms relationships with Rhizopogon species. http://nature.berkeley.edu/...

To be clear, what you’re seeing in the photo is the brittle roots of the ghost pipe. The bright yellow mycelium is a Piloderma species; it is not associated with the plant as far as I know.

I believe
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-06 02:41:52 CDT (-0400)

the fungus which M.u. is growing from as a parasite, is a Rhizopogon species. I’m not sure the science is far enough advanced at this point to tell which Rhizopogon it is, though.

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