Beautiful Fungi?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by LostnConfused, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. LostnConfused

    LostnConfused Member

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    Found these growing in moderate shade on the side of a bank. I would like to know what they are, besides beautiful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :-)
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Monotropa uniflora.

    A flowering plant, not a fungus! Good find - it is rare.
     
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    MycoRob Active Member

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    One of ~ 800 plants without chlorophyll. They are also good indicators of certain fungi in some parts of the country.
     
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    kaspian Active Member 10 Years

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    Is this the plant (or one of the plants) called Dutchman's pipes?
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This one is usually called Indian pipe. M. hypopitys is sometimes called Dutchman's pipe, also Aristolochia species. An example of where common names can be misleading.
     
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    called Indian pipe,,yes we find them from time to time here in Asheville nc in the woods...from what im told they are kinda rare
     
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    It was once thought to be a root parasite of trees, but that was wrong. It is a parasite of the fungus that grows on the roots of those trees. THeyy're pretty common here in the Pacific Northwest.
     

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