Mycoheterotrophic Plants

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Monotropsis reynoldsiae (A. Gray) Heller

For long, Monotropsis odorata has been considered to be only species in the genus, despite several synonyms. In a more recent investigation Rose and Freudenstein (2014) argued for  the species distinction of Monotropsis reynoldsiae, which differs morphometrically, phenologically, genetically and geographically from M. odorata. Other specimen, tagged with Monotropsis lehmaniae, are realized by Rose and Freudenstein (2014) as immature M. odotata species. Cryptophila pumila turned out to be based on inappropriate ovary sections by Wolf (1922) and is conspecific with M. odorata, as well. Based on the  convincing data presented in Rose and Freudenstein (2014) we keep M. reynodsiae as a distinct species, in contrast to POWO and WFO, treating it as a synonym of M. odorata.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith