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A saprophytic woodland plant related to wintergreen, lacking chlorophyll and bearing one or more waxy bell-shaped flowers.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The flowers of Pinesap are in clusters, while each stem of Indian Pipe is solitary.’
- ‘Because Pinesap is an indirect parasite of the autotrophic plant, it is sometimes referred to as an epiparasite.’
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