Distribution: On both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: In humus of coniferous forests at low to mid-elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Leafless myco-heterotrophic plants with unbranched yellow or pink tinged stems.
Reduced to non-green scales borne alternately along stem.
Yellow or pinkish, narrow, 1-2 cm long, with 4 distinct petals; in short often drooping racemes.
Capsules 5-8 mm long with axile placentation.
Flowers 2-several with distinct petals, anthers about 1 mm long, placentation axile rather than parietal, Compare to Pleuricospora and Pityopus.