Observation 55940: Balanophoraceae Rich.
When: 2010-10-19
Collection location: Hua Hin, Thailand [Click for map]
(12.0° 99.0° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Not much of a clue what this is. Closest I can get from books & internet is possibly a Pineapple weed. But if it’s a weed it isn’t very prolific as I’ve only seen it once in this clump.. Location was a hilly tropical forest.. Tried to take a spore print and didn’t get anything overnight. So probably not fungi but, thought someone may find it interesting!

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I see
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-08-04 12:19:18 PDT (-0700)

any dead giveaways of fungal parasitism when not dealing with a known mycoheterotroph?

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-04 08:07:43 PDT (-0700)

Not all of the achlorophyllus plants are mycoheterotrophs. Many (most?) of the non-photosynthetic plants are parasites on other plants and lack a fungal component.

add it
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-08-03 23:58:22 PDT (-0700)

to the mycoheterotroph list!

Yes, it’s a plant.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-04-21 11:44:08 PDT (-0700)

But nonphotosynthetic.

Created: 2010-10-19 05:10:03 PDT (-0700)
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