Monotropa hypopitys L.
(yellow bird's-nest)

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SpeciesMonotropa hypopitys (yellow bird's-nest)
FamilyERICACEAE (heaths, heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas & wintergeeens)
OrderERICALES (heaths, heathers, azaleas, primroses, loosestrifes and balsams)
SubclassEU-DICOTS (dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ClassMAGNOLIOPSIDA (flowering plants)
PhylumTRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants)
KingdomPLANTAE (plants)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest) :
1: Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)
17 Jun 2012 OSGR: TL88 52° 30' N, 0° 40' E Vice County: West Norfolk (VC 28) England
under Beech and pine . Photos: In dappled sunlight, under Beech tree
Image 1: In budImage 2: In bud (2)Image 3: In bud (3)Image 4: In bud (4)Image 5: In bud (5)Image 6: In bud (6)
2: Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)
10 Jul 2005 OSGR: SU78 51° 40' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
under large Beech
Image 1: Flowers - front view - close-upImage 2: Flowers - side view - close-upImage 3: Plants - in situImage 4: Flowers - face view - enlarged
3: Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)
6 Aug 1978 OSGR: SU94 51° 10' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Surrey (VC 17) England
Image 1: Plant - in fruitImage 2: Flowers - enlarged
4: Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)
3 Aug 1970 OSGR: TQ15 51° 20' N, 0° 20' W Vice County: Surrey (VC 17) England
Image 1: Plant - in fruit

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references relevant to Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)

Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 5 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Monotropa hypopitys (Yellow Bird's-nest)
An achlorophyllous plant which is parasitic on ectomycorrhiza of Tricholoma species, especially T. cingulatum with Salix and T. terreum with Pinus, although it is also found under Beech and other trees.
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