1. Rafflesiaceae Dumort.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FZ]

Rafflesiaceae, B.L. Stannard. Flora Zambesiaca 9:2. 1997

Habit
Parasitic plants on roots and branches of various hosts, thalloid, or vegetatively reduced to an almost mycelial endophytic system with only the flowers emerging from the host tissue, achlorophyllous, monoecious, dioecious, or rarely the flowers of one plant bisexual
Leaves
Leaves absent (or reduced to scales subtending the flowers)
Flowers
Flowers very small to very large, solitary (rarely in spikes), subtended by bracts, actinomorphic
Perianth
Perianth ± epigynous, sometimes fleshy; perianth segments (tepals)3–12, free or basally connate, imbricate or valvate, 1–2-seriate
Androecium
Stamens 8–many usually fused, in 1–3 series around a fleshy central column; disk sometimes present; anthers sessile, dehiscing by slits or terminal pores
Gynoecium
Style 1 or absent Ovary ± inferior, unilocular; ovules numerous, pendulous from apex of loculus or with parietal placentation Stigma discoid, capitate or many-lobed
Fruits
Fruit a berry
Seeds
Seeds minute, numerous, albuminous

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Rafflesiaceae Dumort. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Anal. Fam. Pl. 13 (-14). 1829 (1829)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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