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(Science: botany) A genus of parasitic or saprophytic plants including the indian pipe and pine sap. The name alludes to the dropping end of the stem.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Single _ turn, from to turn.

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The Fiber Disease

... embryophytes are now considered saprophytes so the term is completely obsolete. Plants that were once considered saprophytes, such as Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora), are now known to be parasites on other plants. They are termed myco-heterotrophs because a mycorrhizal fungus connects the parasitic ...

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