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Indian pipe,

common name for the genus Monotropa and for the family Monotropaceae, low flowering plants of north temperate zones. They are chlorophylless saprophytes with a funguslike appearance. Each stem has scalelike leaves and, with its nodding flower, resembles a pipe. The plant's waxy white or yellowish-white color has given rise to such names as corpse plant and ghost flower. The related snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) of the Sierra Nevadas is a bright red species that shoots up and blooms as soon as the snow melts. Indian pipes, snow plants, and related saprophytes are classed by most botanists as a separate family, the Monotropaceae; by others they are included in the family Ericaceae (heathheath,
in botany, common name for some members of the Ericaceae, a family of chiefly evergreen shrubs with berry or capsule fruits. Plants of the heath family form the characteristic vegetation of many regions with acid soils, particularly the moors, swamps, and mountain slopes
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 family). Both families are classified in the MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Ericales.
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In the case of Indian pipe, the plant taps into the abundant strands of fungal hyphae (branching filaments) that form a dense and interwoven network in most forest soils.
Instead, the Indian pipe steals sustenance from soil fungi that, meanwhile, are locked in a mutual relationship with a nearby tree.
The Indian pipe industry, with its cost advantage in terms of conversion (from steel to pipe moulding), is expected to benefit the most.
The Indian pipe industry, with its cost advantage in terms of conversion ( from steel to pipe moulding), could benefit the most.
These include plants in the wintergreen family, such as Indian pipe, pinesap, and sweet pinesap.
feast, gnaw on the pale, antlered prongs and sprouts of Proustian Indian pipe,
I had drifted away from a backyard party in search of Indian pipe flowers for my little daughter and lost the trail.
Until I heard the names in my own voice I never saw them whole: chickweed, toothwort, May apple, Dutchman's breeches, Indian pipe A list was my father's way of witnessing; it made a flower real.
ALL GOOD things come to an end, but it was perhaps the most unexpected of defeats for champion jockey Tony McCoy when favourite Foxesbow was comprehensively beaten by Indian Pipe Dream in the Cavendish Cup.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.55 Railway Dillon, 2.25 Mud Monkey, 3.05 Charming Lad, 3.40 Three Chords, 4.45 Locksmith, 5.15 Valid Point, 5.45 Ebanour CHEPSTOW: GAZETTE BET: 3.10 Indian Pipe Dream.
WORCESTER: 1.50 Sir Bere, 2.20 Goat Castle, 2.55 Indian Pipe Dream, 3.30 Gambo, 4.05 Moulin De La Croix, 4.40 Caheerloch, 5.15 Cullahill, 5.50 Sir Cool.
TOMORROW'S TIPS ASCOT: 2.00 Apace, 2.35 L Frank Baum, 3.10 Deacon Blues, 3.45 MUDAARAAH (NAP), 4.20 Bramshaw, 4.55 Striking Force HAYDOCK: 2.10 Lady Paris, 2.45 New Latin, 3.20 Black Annis Bower, 3.55 Mark Twain, 4.30 Leviathan, 5.05 Dream Of Olwyn WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Embra, 6.15 Angelo Poliziano, 6.45 Quinsman, 7.15 Norman Orpen, 7.45 Fire Fighter, 8.15 Tasfeya, 8.45 Qaraqum, 9.15 Key Breeze WORCESTER: 2.20 Tae Kwon Do, 2.55 Indian Pipe Dream, 3.30 Gambo, 4.05 Moulin De La Croix, 4.40 Caheerloch, 5.15 Cullahill, 5.50 Kilcommon Pride DOUBLE: Mudaaraah and Leviathan