Definition of pinesap in English:
A woodland plant related to wintergreen, lacking chlorophyll and bearing one or more waxy bell-shaped flowers.
- Two species in the family Monotropaceae: the violet-scented sweet pinesap (Monotropsis odorata), and the yellow bird’s-nest
- The flowers of Pinesap are in clusters, while each stem of Indian Pipe is solitary.
- Pinesap, like its relative Indian pipe has no chlorophyll, so it cannot obtain energy from sunlight. Instead, it gets nutrients from organic matter in the soil.
- Because Pinesap is an indirect parasite of the autotrophic plant, it is sometimes referred to as an epiparasite.
Definition of pinesap in:
- US English dictionary
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