Little white fairies (monotropa Hypopitys L. "fichtenspargel")

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tukki on July 21, 2011

I´ve yet to figure what they are.

tukki on July 21, 2011

they only grow in dark places, about 3cm tall.

Raingard Ricklefs on July 22, 2011

Neues Leben ! BIG LIKE ! LG RR

Nadia Kushnir on July 22, 2011

Very nice! LIKE!

David Brown Photogra… on July 23, 2011


Indian Pipes FRED

They grow without photosynthesis (did I spell that right?) and their heads are all perky until they get fertilized!

Wonderful little American plants (I think) where did you see them?

We have them on our property in the mountains.


tukki on July 23, 2011

Interesting Jethro because these I found in the German Alps at approx. 3000ft in a dark pine forest floor over Garmisch. FRED

David Brown Photogra… on July 23, 2011

That IS very interesting Fred !

I looked them up on Wikipedia and am sure they are the same.

We see them at 3,000 ft in pine forest in the Appalachian mountains. Yet Wikipedia says nothing about European variety.

Most fascinating stuff - thank you.

Here is another Panoramio picture - Jethro

tukki on July 23, 2011

OK Jethro, I went to the German wikipedia and found the following: Monotropa hypopitys L. (Fichtenspargel) und Monotropa uniflora L. (Indian pipe, Ghost plant) The first is the European form. Our common name translates to "Pine Aspargus". In Germany we like our aspagus grown white.

David Brown Photogra… on July 23, 2011

Well done Fred and thank you. That is the great thing about Panoramio (for me) is the learning and finding folks who can help us all learn!

I just also learned from dropping just Monotropa into wikipedia that there is a Chinese form.

I don't get their relationship to blueberries though!


Best wishes from the USA - Jethro

Silena Lambertini on July 26, 2011

Mai visti questi piccoli fiori che nascono nel sottobosco. lk Sile

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  • Uploaded on July 21, 2011
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    by tukki
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/07/21 10:42:55
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO500
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