Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos

2013-08-20 Thread Karen Edelstein
: [cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos To: Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu Hi, Karen-- It turns out that they aren't saprophytes after all, but parasites on mycorhizal fungi. (So says Kathie Hodge.) When I learned this from her several years ago, I was very surprised. The same is true of squawroot

[cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos

2013-08-19 Thread Karen Edelstein
Hi Meena, Great finds! Two of your mushrooms (pages 2 and 13) are actually not fungi, but are saprophytic, nonphotosynthetic flowering plants. Probably Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME