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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.).
Jepson eFlora Author: Danica T. Harbaugh
Reference: Nickrent et al. 2010 Taxon 59:538--558
Unabridged Reference: Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 1998 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 85:531--553
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
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Citation for this treatment: Danica T. Harbaugh 2012, Comandraceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 06, 2019.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2019, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 06, 2019.