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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 41: 504. 1894. (Bull. Soc. Bot. France) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 8/26/2015)
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About 5 species, parasitic or hemiparasitic mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World.




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Perennial, green hemiparasites. Leaves mostly opposite or nearly so, generally fleshy. Inflorescences racemose or spicate, mostly axillary, many- or few-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles present, small. Flowers hermaphrodite, rarely unisexual. Calyx tube ovoid or top-shaped, with short, truncate or dentate limb. Petals 4-6 (-8), free or connate at base, volute. Filament adnate to base of petals; anthers ovoid, oblong or linear, 2-celled. Ovary inferior; style filiform, with capitate stigma. Fruit a viscid berry or drupe, 1-celled, 1-seeded.


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