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 macrantha
Orchidaceae Eulophia nyasae
Orchidaceae Eulophia subsaprophytica
Orchidaceae Gastrodia ballii
Number of species: 8


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: List of native or naturalised species with each spot-character: Myco-heterotrophic ("saprophytic").
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=4, retrieved 17 October 2017

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