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- noun A plant that gets all or part of its food from
parasitismupon fungi rather than from photosynthesis.
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As a myco-heterotroph, M. odorata obtains carbon resources from associated mycorrhizal fungi and has a highly reduced vegetative morphology consisting of an underground root mass that produces one to many diminutive reproductive stems (3. 5-6 cm in height).