Re: observations 23382 and 23329. Is this Monotropa also associated with a fungus?

Lat.: 46.40917 Long.: 13.74999
Code: Bot_281/2008-1331

Habitata: Mixed woods, Picea abies, Fagus Sylvatica, south oriented mountain slope, in shade, fairly dry place, precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 5-7 deg C, elevation 1.150 m (3.800 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Vrsic pass mountain road, East Julian Alps, Posocje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘Mountain road near Vrsic Pass, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’

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85% (1)
Recognized by sight: chlorophyll free, not hairy
Used references: MFS
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: synonyms. is there a Index Fungorum so to speak, for plants?

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By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2009-07-23 15:33:09 CDT (-0500)

Monotropa hypophegea and Monotropa hypopitys are not synonyms. One can check this at Flora Europaea . Two easy to recognized distinguishing field characters are: 1) number of flowers: 1-6(12) = M. hypophegea and 6-25(30) = M. hypopitys, 2) inside side of petals glabrous = M hypophegea and inside side of petals hairy = M. hypopitys.