Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
Musselman, L.J. (1997)
Hydnoraceae FZ 9(2)
Description of the family
Parasitic fungus-like plants without chlorophyll with a fleshy underground rhizome. Leaves 0. Flowers solitary, bisexual, actinomorphic, borne on the rhizome, smelling of carrion. Calyx 3-4(-5)-lobed, fleshy, united below. Petals 0. Stamens alternating with calyx lobes; anthers large with numerous thecae. Ovary inferior, 1-locular. Stigma button-like, crowning the ovary. Fruit a large thick-walled fleshy berry. Seeds minute, numerous.
Worldwide: 2 genera and 7 species in the drier tropics and southern Africa and drier S America.
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Other sources of information about Hydnoraceae:GRIN
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for HydnoraceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Hydnoraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=102, retrieved 19 June 2013