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 nyasae
Orchidaceae Gastrodia ballii
Number of species: 6


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: List of species with each spot-character: Myco-heterotrophic ("saprophytic").
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=4, retrieved 16 December 2018

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