Corallorhiza trifida (NL: Koraalwortel / EN: Early Coralroot / DE: Korallenwurz / FR: Racine de corail) is a species of European terrestrial Orchid. Corallorhiza trifida is yellowish green in color, leafless, and partially myco-heterotrophic, deriving some, but not all of its nutrients from association with fungi of genus Tomentella. It also contains chlorophyll, with which it supplies some of its own carbon nutrition via autotrophy.
Image: Passo Pinei (IT) - 11/07/2011
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