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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Phylogenetic relationships of Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Ericaceae, Monotropaceae, and Pyrolacene: Evidence from nuclear ribosomal 18s sequence data.