American Pinesap - Monotropa hypopithys
(see State Rank Reason below)
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Monotropa hypopithys occurs in low densities in central and western Montana. It grows in moist, deeply-shaded coniferous forests.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
ScoreF - 20,000-200,000 sq km (~8,000-80,000 sq mi)
Area of Occupancy
ScoreE - 26-125 4-km2 grid cells
Number of Populations
ScoreC - 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences or Percent Area with Good Viability / Ecological Integrity
ScoreC - Few (4-12) occurrences with excellent or good viability or ecological integrity
ScoreD - Low
CommentNo known threats.
ScoreB - Moderately vulnerable
Achlorophyllous, mycotrophic, firm-fleshy perennial herbs. Stems erect, to 25 cm, simple, yellowish to reddish-orange, aging dark brown. Leaves bract-like, alternate, sessile, ovate-lanceolate, colored as the stem. Inflorescence a crowded, few-flowered, terminal raceme nodding at anthesis, elongating and becoming erect in fruit; pedicels, elongating in fruit. Flowers hypogynous; perianth yellowish; terminal flower 5-merous; those below mostly 4-merous; petals separate, longer than the separate sepals; subtending bracts orange to reddish; stamens 8 or 10; ovary superior. Fruit a subglobose, 4- to 5-chambered capsule (Stickney in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX