Monotropaceae


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Monotropaceae

[‚män·ō·trə′pās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous herbs or half shrubs in the order Ericales distinguished by a small, scarcely differentiated embryo without cotyledons, lack of chlorophyll, leaves reduced to scales, and anthers opening by longitudinal slits.
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A comparative study of the structure of saprophytism of the Pyrolaceae and Monotropaceae with reference to their derivation from the Ericaceae.
Subdivisions within Ericaceae and the recognition of the segregate families Monotropaceae and Pyrolaceae varied with different authors (e.
Phylogenetic relationships of Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Ericaceae, Monotropaceae, and Pyrolacene: Evidence from nuclear ribosomal 18s sequence data.