Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Monotropaceae, Pyrolaceae.
Botany: many non-green, mycotrophic rather than parasitic; reduced; sepals and petals reduced in size; leaves reduced to bracts; inflorescence only above ground.
Genera: Pterospora andromeda (pine drops); Sarcodes sanguinea; Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe); Allotropa virgata; Pyrola; Chimaphila.
In the Apg3 classification Monotropoideae is a Subfamily in Ericaceae. Monotropaceae and Pyrolaceae was included in Ericaceae to make Ericaceae and its subfamilies monophyletic.
In the Plant theory Monotropoideae is placed in Subphase 7 in Ericales.
They adapt to normal life giving up their desires and individuality. It gives them a pleasant life but a bit dead. They feel they have to be content with what they have. They give up sex for a marriage and family life.
Simple, quiet; “not talking, working”.
Aversion to household duties.
Mind paralysed, gone; stupid.
Melancholy; feeling dark, lack of joy and delight.
Standing up for, defending his happy family, wife and children.
Hobby: bicycling, mind on zero, vision fixed in the distance.
Profession: offshore worker.
Sensation: scalded, wedge.
Desire: beer, alcohol; thirst, food.
Physical: << poisons, anodyne.
Back: stiff; ankylosing spondylitis.
Limbs: hands stiff.