Observation 21835: Monotropa uniflora L.
When: 2009-06-07
Who: hríb
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I’m not sure if this was a fungus. It was growing amongst three old oak trees.

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-65% (4)
Recognized by sight: This is Indain Pipe….It also lacks chlorophyl
95% (4)
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Used references: wikipedia

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yeah
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-06-07 20:06:49 PDT (-0700)

interesting plant(epiphyte?), apparently its used as either a sedative or a psychoactive, it was included in the “Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants”.
not much info out there on it though.

Very cool plant indeed.

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By: hríb
2009-06-07 19:13:24 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the ID. According to Wikipedia this plant grows from the nutrients produced by mycorrhizas. I’ll be back to this area until I find the fruit of whatever species of fungi is living with the oaks.

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