Apodanthes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apodanthaceae. It has only one currently accepted species, Apodanthes caseariae, native to Central America and northern South America.[3] It is a holoparasite that lives inside plants from the families Salicaceae and Fabaceae, and emerges only to flower.[4]

Apodanthes
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Apodanthes caseariae botanical illustration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Apodanthaceae
Genus: Apodanthes
Poit.[1]
Species:
A. caseariae
Binomial name
Apodanthes caseariae
Synonyms[2]
List
    • Apodanthes minarum Vattimo
    • Apodanthes panamensis Vattimo
    • Apodanthes roraimae Vattimo
    • Apodanthes surinamensis Pulle
    • Apodanthes tribracteata Rusby

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 3: 422 (1824)
  2. ^ "Apodanthes caseariae Poit". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Apodanthes Poit". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  4. ^ Filipowicz, Natalia; Renner, Susanne S. (2010). "The worldwide holoparasitic Apodanthaceae confidently placed in the Cucurbitales by nuclear and mitochondrial gene trees". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10: 219. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-219. PMC 3055242. PMID 20663122.