Calflora
Taxon  Report   5681    
Monotropa uniflora  L.
Indian pipe,  Indianpipe
Monotropa uniflora
© 2005 George Rembert
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Monotropa uniflora
© 2005 George Rembert
Monotropa uniflora
© 2006 Matt Below
Monotropa uniflora, a dicot, is a perennial herb (mycoparasitic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Monotropa uniflora
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Monotropa
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Monotropa brittonii
More information about  Monotropa uniflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MOUN3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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