Definition of Monotropa uniflora
1. Noun. Small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flower; turns black with age.
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Monotropa, Monotropa
Lexicographical Neighbors of Monotropa Uniflora
Literary usage of Monotropa uniflora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"monotropa uniflora L. Sp. PI. 387. 1753. Smooth, waxy-white (turning blackish in drying), 1-flowered inodorous plant, 7.5-20 cm. high: calyx of 2—4 ..."
2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1887)
"IS monotropa uniflora A PARASITE? GEORGE BAPTIE, MA, MB (Head, 3rd March, 1887.) This note had its origin in a chance question put at one of Mr. RB Whyte's ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Indian monotropa uniflora L. Sp. Pl. 387. 1753. Scapes white, glabrous, usually clustered, 4'- lo' high from a mass of matted brittle roots, turning dark in ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1890)
"A dark brown, soft resin, amounting to 4.66 per cent., was obtained from Monotropa uniflora. This also gave no indication of specific physiological action. ..."