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Family: ComandraceaeView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub, green root-parasite; stems, leaves glabrous. Leaf: entire, simple [reduced to scales], alternate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: generally small, simple or compound cymes, axillary or terminal. Flower: bisexual [unisexual]; perianth lobes [4]5(6); stamens opposite petals, on fleshy disk; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules 2--4, suspended from top of free-central placenta, style 1, stigma lobes 2--4. Fruit: drupe. Seed: 1, spheric [ovoid].
Genera In Family: 2 genera, 2 species: North America, Europe, Mediterranean. Note: Segregated, along with other families, from otherwise paraphyletic Santalaceae (Nickrent et al.).
eFlora Treatment Author: Danica T. Harbaugh
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Habit: Rhizome extensive. Stem: green, blue-green, or +- gray, striate. Leaf: +- sessile. Flower: subtended by bractlet; perianth tube bell- or urn-shaped, lobes 5(6); stamen base hair-tufted. Fruit: crowned by persistent calyx.
Species In Genus: 4 species: 3 America, 1 Europe. Etymology: (Greek: hair, man, for hairy stamen bases)
Jepson eFlora Author: Danica T. Harbaugh
Unabridged Reference: Piehl 1965 Mem Torrey Bot Club 22(1):1--97
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Citation for this treatment: Danica T. Harbaugh 2012, Comandra, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 05, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 05, 2019.