Observation 71791: Cephalanthera austiniae (A.Gray) Rchb.f.
When: 2011-07-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cephalanthera austiniae, a rare Phantom orchid that can live for years underground without flowering. It has no chlorophyll. It is a myco-heterotrophic plant, being fed or somehow coaxing fungi into passing on sugars from surrounding vegetation.
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