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  Candystick (Allotropa virgata) is usually called a saprophyte. However, it technically is a mycotroph, an extremely host-specific species that feeds exclusively on the mycelium of the American matsutake mushroom (Tricholoma magnivelare). Candystick attaches to the mushroom mycelium and, in … Continue reading

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I was confused!! Several weeks ago I found and photographed a patch of flowers along the North Umpqua Trail (Oregon) just above the Boundary Waters. I thought the flowers were pyrola. Yet pyrola have leaves and none of these plants … Continue reading

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