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Name: Pennie M.
Status: educator
Age: 40s
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Date: 2001-2002


Question:
Does any plants exist without photosynthesis?


Replies:
Yes, see

http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~b_morpho/imhtopic.html

http://www.science.siu.edu/parasitic-plants/

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora, is a saprophytic flowering plant found in the northern U.S. that is almost completely white when in bloom, occaisionally tinged with pink, and does not photosynthesize. One-flowered cancer root, or ghost pipe, Orobanche uniflora, is a parasitic flowering plant. The flowers are pale lavender to whitish, stems are greenish.

J. Elliott



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