Observation 71707: Hypopitys monotropa Crantz
When: 2010-08-18
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Myco-heterotroph. I could not find this one in my Alaskan Field Guides. Apologies for the out of focus photos…these were, sadly the best of the series.
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: as per Drew’s recent posting. I knew that it would get a name eventually!

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks for researching this!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-28 18:10:38 PDT (-0700)

I would still like to see the intermediate form with flowers or immature seed pods half up. We don’t have that documented here in any photos on MO.

never mind, question answered…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-28 16:34:41 PDT (-0700)

when the flower stalk is mature, the fruits are erect. they are also described as “pale yellow to whitish” in summer fruitings and reddish in the fall, and both may appear at the same time, as I discovered in Alaska in August.
Nice treatment of this sp. in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_hypopitys

all right guys and gals, I’m a bit confused…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-28 16:24:43 PDT (-0700)

there appear to be two distinct forms to this sp., at least as proposed here on MO: one with droopy flowers (the majority) and the others upright, like mine and Drew’s and Martin’s.

Which one, or both, are correct?

Created: 2011-07-16 19:34:42 PDT (-0700)
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