Monotropa uniflora Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Oct; Aug-Dec. Hab: In a wide variety of moist to dry forests. Dist: NL (Labrador) and AK south to c. FL, TX, CA; e. Asia.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: A preliminary molecular study suggests that splitting of worldwide Monotropa uniflora into several geographic species or varieties may be warranted (Neyland & Hennigan 2004). We tentatively remove Mexico, Central America, and South America from the distribution of Monotropa uniflora, based on the morphology of these plants and preliminary findings in Keesling, Broe, & Freudenstein (2021) that Mexican accessions clade separately. Asian material needs evaluation as well.
Synonymy: = S, Keesling (2020); < Monotropa uniflora L. – Ar, C, F, Fl5, FNA8, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.1, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Luteyn et al (1996), Wallace (1975)