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Unique Plants 2 April 27, 2009

Posted by woodtree0587 in Plants/Civilizations.

5. Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)


Not all plants gain nutrition from the sun, in one particular case the Indian Pipe plant, all so known as Ghost Plant, obtains its nutrients from decaying matter in the soil. The Indian Pipe is a smooth, leafless, waxy herbaceous plant and is colorless because it has no chlorophyll. It obtains a black color once it is fully mature and unfortunately I have not been able to find a picture of a mature plant, but it is generally rare to find.

6. Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)


Native to the South Western United States (mainly Arizona and New Mexico) and it lives in the dessert areas. The way this cactus survives is during the brief rain storms that happen about once every 6 to 8 months the plant opens it’s stomata (allows for water and air movement) and basically sucks up the rain and in one rain storm the cactus can hold up to 8 tons of water in its roots and body.

7. Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica)


This is the largest seed in the world and it can get up to if not larger than 20 inches in long. This seed is considered a nut and it is protected by the Seychelles government.



1. Kamiey - April 28, 2009

Great pictures! Super fun to look at!

2. sara - April 28, 2009

I like your blog about the different plants. I think the Indian Pipe plant looks like an interesting plant!

3. eddie - July 26, 2009

I have a bunch of new photos (JUL 26 2009 boston mass) and video clips i took of the indian pipe i found sprouted , I have grown up in the woods (not literally) of massachussets and never ever seen these. if you need the photos for collection you can email me.

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