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    Aggh! Beware the pink saprophyte! Ewwww! Pink Sphagnum! Ick!



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    rattler, you're mostly right, but they don't attach themselves to the roots. They attach themselves and suck the food out of ... mycorhizzal? fungi (the fungi that have a mutualistic relationship with plants. the fungus gives 'em nutrients and the plant gives 'em food)
    Monotropa uniflora (indian's pipe) is one of them (the white one) and there's a similar one (i'm too lazy to go look for the species :P but I've seen both) that's pink/creamish... and of course there are others which are red, yellow, etc.
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    yeah indians pipe is what i was thinking of i have seen pics of white and pinkish individuals. maybe not the same species but closely related or atleast look alot alike. well i was close enough for you to know what i was talking about atleast even if the parasitic part was wrong. been to long since i last read about them. thanks for clearing me up
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    :P I have issues. I can't just talk without giving links! I tried but It's just too hard LOL
    http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/oct2002.html
    and I've seen (and taken pictures of) Monotropa hypopithys and Monotropa uniflora.
    I was REALLY shocked when I first saw an indian pipe! I thought I had discovered a new species or something :P (since they tell you that all plants are multicellular, photosynthetic, etc... and these aren't photosynthetic).
    I was like... is this a plant? that looks like a flower! but it can't be... maybe it's a fungus? but this IS a flower! how can it be a fungus?
    (ehem... so anyway) then I showed it to my teacher and he knew what it was. DARN! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]did you know that no animal can make red pigments?

    Trogons can
    that makes no logic

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    and, unique blue and red pigment are found in the turacos
    that makes no logic

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    argh! not another exception!!! exceptions are SO annoying don't you think?
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    what's next? lizards with bat wings that can "fly" underwater?
    you think you know something (all plants are photosynthetic, all fungi are multicellular, there are unicellular organisms, algae are plants, etc)
    and there are always exceptions :P
    but what can I say... that's why I love nature... it never stops amazing you
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