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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 207. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/27/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/26/2015)
Area distribution:

About 320 species in tropical and temperate regions.




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Annual or perennial green root-hemiparasites. Leaves alternate, narrowly linear, some­times scale-like. Flowers hermaphrodite, in small cymes or solitary, with 1 bract and 2 bracteoles. Perianth 4-5-merous, funnel-shaped or campanulate. Stamens 4-5; filaments inserted at base of tepals. Ovary inferior, containing 2-4 ovules; stigma more or less capitate. Fruit a dry nutlet, globular or ellipsoidal, reticulate, with persistent perianth at summit. Seed 1; embryo at centre or apex of endosperm.



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