Myco-heterotrophic ("saprophytic")

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

Plants which obtain their nutrients through a mycorrhizal fungus that is attached to the root of a photosynthetic plant. I.e. they are neither parasitic (directly attached to the host) nor truly saprophytic (directly obtaining nutrients from dead matter).
Included here are only those myco-heterotrophs which lack or mostly lack chlorophyll.

FamilySpeciesComment
Burmanniaceae Burmannia madagascariensis
Orchidaceae Brachycorythis lastii
Orchidaceae Eulophia eylesii
Orchidaceae Eulophia longisepala
Orchidaceae Eulophia nyasae
Orchidaceae Eulophia subsaprophytica
Number of species: 6


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: List of species with each spot-character: Myco-heterotrophic ("saprophytic").
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=4, retrieved 27 June 2017

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