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Shrub [per], green root- parasite.
Stem: prostrate to erect, much-branched.
Leaf: generally simple [1- ternate], alternate, crowded on short- shoots or not, sessile [petioled]; stipules 0; blade linear to ovate, hairy, glandular or not, tip abruptly pointed.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils [ terminal racemes]; pedicel jointed, bractlets 2.
Flower: bisexual, bilateral; sepals 4–5, free, petal-like, magenta, red-purple [yellow]; petals generally 5, 3 upper linear to clawed, free or fused basally, held in ± upright flag, 2 lower modified as glands; stamens generally 4, fused to flag base, upcurved, anthers opening by pores; ovary superior, hairy, style slender, upcurved.
Fruit: nut-like, with smooth or barbed prickles; seed 1.
1 genus, 18 species: Am, arid semitrop, tropics. [Simpson et al. 2003 Syst Bot 29:97–108] Pollinating bees collect oils secreted by glandular petals. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Simpson 1989 Fl Neotropica 49:1–109; Simpson et al. 2003 Syst Bot 29:97–108]
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