Observation 45656: Thismia
When: 2009-12-25
No herbarium specimen

Notes: ~3cm in diameter

Initially suspected of being fungal until unearthing it from the ground, then presumed to be mycoheterotrophic on account of its pale pigmentation.

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (2)
Recognized by sight: More specific then non-fungal sp.
58% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: even more specific…

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Paul Maas
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-25 16:51:07 GMT (+0000)

author of Flora Neotropica 42: Burmanniaceae, says it’s probably undescribed, but an herbarium or “spirit” collection would be needed to say for sure.

neat find!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2013-02-25 14:30:27 GMT (+0000)
Mycoheterotroph?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-07-03 18:03:35 BST (+0100)

On the occasion of the creation of a species list for mycoheterotrophs, perhaps this unidentified observation is worth revisiting. Though I could detect no mycelium mixed in with the roots, there is the distinct possibility that there was more to excavate underground than the third photograph suggests.

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