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Leake, J.R., 2005

Plants parasitic on fungi: unearthing the fungi in myco-heterotrophs and debunking the "saprophytic" plant myth

Shows that plants formerly considered saprophytes are in reality parasitic on fungi.

A wide range of plant and fungal taxa are mentioned.

Most orchids are myco-heterotrophs in their early stages, but isotopic and molecular studies have shown some green species to remain myco-heterotrophs when mature.

Journal Mycologist
Volume Vol 19 (3)
Page range 113-122
Illustrations Colour photographs.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

Tuber F.H. Wigg. (a genus of truffles) Background Reading Current
Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray (webcap toadstools) Background Reading Current
Inocybe (Fr.) Fr. (fibrecap toadstools) Background Reading Current
Hymenogaster Vittad. (a genus of truffles) Background Reading Current
Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude (knight toadstools) Background Reading Current
Rhizopogon Fr. & Nordholm (beard truffles) Background Reading Current
Thanatephorus Donk (a genus of basidiomycete fungi) Background Reading Current
Tulasnella J. Schröt. (a genus of basidiomycete fungi) Background Reading Current
Gautieria Vittad. (a genus of false truffles) Background Reading Current
Russula Pers. (brittlegill toadstools, russulas) Background Reading Current
Sebacina Tul. (a genus of jelly fungi) Background Reading Current
Thelephora Ehrh. ex Willd. (earthfans) Background Reading Current
Tomentella Pat. (a genus of mycorrhizal resupinate fungi) Background Reading Current
PLANTAE Haeckel, 1866 (plants) Background Reading Current
Monotropa hypopitys L. (Yellow Bird's-nest) Background Reading Current
ORCHIDACEAE (orchids) Background Reading Current
Cephalanthera Rich. (Cephalanthera helleborines) Background Reading Current
Corallorhiza trifida Chatel. (Coralroot Orchid) Background Reading Current
Epipactis Zinn (Epipactis helleborines) Background Reading Current
Epipogium aphyllum Sw. (Ghost Orchid) Background Reading Current
Neottia nidus-avis (L.) Rich. (Bird’S-nest Orchid) Background Reading Current
Aneura pinguis (L.) Dumort. (Greasewort) Background Reading Current
Cryptothallus mirabilis Malmb. (Ghostwort) Background Reading Current
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