Snowplant

Sarcodes sanguinea

Summary 2

Sarcodes is a monotypic genus of a single springtime flowering plant in the heath family containing the single species Sarcodes sanguinea, commonly called the snow plant or snow flower. It is a parasitic plant that derives sustenance and nutrients from mycorrhizal fungi that attach to roots of trees. It is unable to photosynthesize nutrients.Ectomycorrhizal (EM) symbioses involve a mutualism between a plant root and a fungus; the plant provides fixed carbon to the fungus and in...

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  1. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda, http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/185317982
  2. (c) Wikipedia, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcodes_sanguinea

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