Observation 164746: Monotropa uniflora L.

When: 2014-05-05

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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The mycelium itself
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-06 09:34:03 PDT (-0700)

can be identified in some cases. I believe Charles Levebre is/was working on that. I don’t know how advanced it is, though. May require a scanning electron microscope, too.

“Extreme specificity …” full text
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2014-05-06 09:21:20 PDT (-0700)
Extreme specificity in epiparasitic Monotropoideae
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 07:30:12 PDT (-0700)

M. uniflora forms relationships with Russula and Lactarius species. Sarcodes sanguinea forms relationships with Rhizopogon species. http://nature.berkeley.edu/...

To be clear, what you’re seeing in the photo is the brittle roots of the ghost pipe. The bright yellow mycelium is a Piloderma species; it is not associated with the plant as far as I know.

I believe
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-05 23:41:52 PDT (-0700)

the fungus which M.u. is growing from as a parasite, is a Rhizopogon species. I’m not sure the science is far enough advanced at this point to tell which Rhizopogon it is, though.

Created: 2014-05-05 21:40:40 PDT (-0700)
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