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Heath Family
1 species
Indian Pipe
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae (Heath  family)
Genus: Monotropa
Species: Uniflora
Perennial - also known as Corpse Plant, Ghost Flower -
lacks chlorophyll for
photosynthesis and derives
nourishment by  
symbiotic (parasitic) relationship with a
fungus which in turn has a symbiotic (mutualistic)
relationship with a tree - formerly in the Monotropaceae and
Pyrolaceae families, both of which are now absorbed by
Ericaceae - woodland habitat - native to North America
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated July 28 2013
More Indian Pipe
More Indian Pipe
Indian Pipe - flower to 1.5 cm - leaves to 1 cm - height to 25 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - July 2013
Indian Pipe - flower to 1.5 cm - leaves to 1 cm - height to 25 cm - West Don Valley (Sunnybrook Park) - July 2013