North Coast CNPS

Marvelous Mycoheterotrophs:
The Beauty and Science of Floral-Fungal Freeloaders

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  October 13, 2021 Wednesday


  Online Event via Zoom



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If you've ever been fascinated by a waxy, alien looking plant without green parts in the woods that doesn't even seem like it should be real, you may have been enchanted by a marvelous mycoheterotroph! Mycologist and teacher Leah Bendlin of Oregon Mycological Society will discuss the biology and associations of these strange-looking plants that depend upon fungi for survival, as well as some of the scientific discoveries that lead to the current understanding of how they function. She will also help you get to know and recognize some local species and learn how they might help in successful mushroom hunting!

Evening Programs are free, public presentations on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. During covid restrictions and for non-local speakers programs will be held via Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. 

CNPS members may vote in our election of chapter officers using a Zoom poll during this evening's presentation.

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