Rafflesiales


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Rafflesiales

[re‚flē·zhē′ā·lēz]
(botany)
A small order of dicotyledonous plants; members are highly specialized, nongreen, rootless parasites which grow from the roots of the host.
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2) The Rafflesiales (Brown, 1821; Bartling, 1830; Solereder, 1889b; Delpino, 1893; Baldacci, 1894; Hutchinson, 1969; Endress, 1990, 1994; Kubitzki, 1993), based on the similarities in floral structure, particularly the presence of a simple, fleshy, sapromyophilous perianth, with connate portions and a ring-like structure at the entrance, the extrorse anthers, the fusion of stamens and styles into a gynostemium, the ring-like, uninterrupted stigmas, and the inferior, pluriovulate ovary.