pinesap definition

  • noun:
    • A fleshy white or reddish plant (Monotropa hypopithys) growing as a saprophyte or parasite on tree roots and having racemes with some drooping blossoms.
    • A myco-heterotroph, previously considered a saprophyte, Monotropa hypopitys, having racemes of sagging plants.
    • A reddish fleshy herb of the genus Monotropa (Monotropa hypopitys), previously considered to be parasitic on origins of pine woods, but more most likely saprophytic.
    • A tawny or reddish fleshy plant, Hypopitys multiflora (Monotropa Hypopitys), resembling the Indian-pipe, but having a few smaller flowers in a raceme.
    • fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and developing in woodland humus of eastern united states; in certain classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys

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