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Monotropa hypopithys L.

General Information
Symbol: MOHY3
Group: Dicot
Family: Monotropaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
HYAM5 Hypopitys americana (DC.) Small
HYLA10 Hypopitys latisquama Rydb.
HYFI2 Hypopitys fimbriata (A. Gray) Howell
MOHYA Monotropa hypopithys L. var. americana (DC.) Domin
MOLA10 Monotropa lanuginosa Michx.
HYIN Hypopitys insignata E.P. Bicknell
MOHYL3 Monotropa hypopithys L. var. latisquama (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles
MOHYL2 Monotropa hypopithys L. ssp. lanuginosa (Michx.) H. Hara
HYLA9 Hypopitys lanuginosa (Michx.) Nutt.
MOLA4 Monotropa latisquama (Rydb.) Hultén
HYMO3 Hypopitys monotropa Crantz
MOHYR Monotropa hypopithys L. var. rubra (Torr.) Farw.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Monotropaceae – Indian Pipe family
Genus Monotropa L. – Indianpipe
Species Monotropa hypopithys L. – pinesap

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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