Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
Stannard, B.L. (1997)
Rafflesiaceae FZ 9(2)
Description of the family
Parasitic plants. Vegetative parts represented by mycelium-like structures within the host and only the flowers pushing through to the surface. Flowers (in ours) solitary and unisexual, actinomorphic, surrounded by bracts and bracteoles. Calyx fleshy, petaloid with 4-6 lobes. Petals 0. Stamens 8-many fused in series around a central column. Ovary inferior, of 4-numerous fused carpels. Fruit a berry. Seeds minute, numerous.
Worldwide: 9 genera and 50 species, mostly tropical.
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Other sources of information about Rafflesiaceae:Flora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for RafflesiaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Rafflesiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=191, retrieved 26 May 2013