Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Monotropa hypopithys L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Monotropaceae
Monotropa hypopithys L.
false beech-drops, pinesap
Monotropa: Greek for "one turn" referring to sharp recurving of top of the stem
hypopithys: under pines
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, yellowish to pink, not white, no chlorophyll; stems often clustered
Flower: pink to cream, 4-5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" long, stalked, nodding but erect in fruit, petals separate; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme); blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:overlapping, scale-like
Habitat: moist or dry; forests, woods; in acidic soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Hypopitys americana (DC.) Small
Hypopitys fimbriata (A.Gray) T.J.Howell
Hypopitys insignata E.P.Bicknell
Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Nutt.
Hypopitys latisquama Rydb.
Hypopitys monotropa Crantz
Hypopitys multiflora Scop. var. americana DC.
Monotropa fimbriata A.Gray
Monotropa hypopithys L. subsp. lanuginosa (Michx.) Hara
Monotropa hypopithys L. var. americana (DC.) Domin
Monotropa hypopithys L. var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
Monotropa hypopithys L. var. rubra Farw.
Monotropa lanuginosa Michx.
Monotropa latisquama (Rydb.) Hultén

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