Definition of Monotropa hypopithys
1. Noun. Fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys.
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Monotropa, Monotropa
Lexicographical Neighbors of Monotropa Hypopithys
Literary usage of Monotropa hypopithys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1896)
"There exists in Monotropa hypopithys a gluco- side which is hydrolysed by this ferment, and which is in consequence probably identical with ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... MONOTROPACEAE • Monotropa hypopithys L. Pine-sap Herbaceous perennial, saprophytic Dry to moist woods, in humus. Hypopithys hypopithys (L.) Small P ..."
3. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"Certainly the Monotropa, Hypopithys and Pterospora, ought to be united in one genus, with some e%- tension of the generic description. ..."
4. The Flora of Berkshire: Being a Topographical and Historical Account of the by George Claridge Druce (1897)
"Yellow Bird's Nest. H.. Hypopithys, Small, in Mem. Torrey Club, iv. (1894) 137. Monotropa hypopithys, Linn. Sp. PI. 387 (1753). Hypopithys multiflora, Scop. ..."
5. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1906)
"... Monotropa hypopithys, yellow monotropa, or bird's nest, —in Selborne Hanger under the shady beeches, to whose roots it seems to be parasitical—at the ..."