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Monotropa uniflora
one-flower Indian-pipe
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout North America except for Alaska, Yukon Territory, Nevada, and southern Rocky Mountain states.

Habitat: In humus in deep, shady woods at low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Myco-heterotrophic plants with a cluster of simple flowering stems, waxy-white, blackening with age, 5-25 cm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves scale-like, non-green, alternate.

Flowers:

Flower single, terminal, drooping, narrowly bell-shaped, 1.5-2 cm. long; calyx obsolete, but upper stem bracts calyx-like; petals 5, distinct, white, saccate at the base and broadened above, hairy on the inner surface; stamens 10, included, anthers without awns, opening by 2 curving slits; ovary superior.

Fruits:

Capsule sub-globose, about 6 mm. long.

Accepted Name:
Monotropa uniflora L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 387. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms:
Monotropa brittonii Small
Monotropa morisoniana Michx.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Monotropa uniflora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Monotropa uniflora checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Monotropa uniflora atlas page.

CalPhotos: Monotropa uniflora photos.

USDA Plants: Monotropa uniflora information.

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