Indian Pipe family

FORM specialized plants lacking chlorophyll

Genera       12      

Species  30 in our area     (Gray);     (B&B)43

Distribution North temperate regions.

Flowers regular, sepals 2-6, petals usually 4-5. Fruit a capsule. Leaves reduced to scales, parasitic plants. regular solitary or in racemes

#Parts  2-6 sepals, 4-5 petals, stamens twice the number of petals.     


Leaves scales or absent.