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Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale



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Parasitic Plant Connection


General Information

 
How to Navigate the PPC

 
Why the PPC?

 
Using Information from the PPC

About the Author of These Pages

 
Links to Other Parasitic Plant Sites

 

Names & Addresses of Specialists

 
Terminology of Parasitic Plants

 
Parasitic Plants as Food !

 
Parasitic Plants on Stamps !

News about the Parasitic Plant Connection

Upcoming Meetings on Parasitic Plants 

Past Meetings on Parasitic Plants

 

 

Generic Lists - all families

Translations of Parasitic Plant Literature

Click HERE to get a pdf file tabulating the number of genera and species of parasitic plants


Order and Family Pages

The following pages provide distribution maps, descriptions, lists of genera, photographs, and bibliographic references to family members.

A Unique Trophic Mode

Parasitaxus thumbParasitaxus - a Non-photosynthetic Gymnosperm

Mycoheterotrophs - Angiosperms Feeding via Fungi

Mycoheterotroph thumb The Strange and Wonderful Mycoheterotrophs

Parasites - Angiosperms Feeding via Haustoria 

Laurales

Cassytha thumb Lauraceae (Cassytha)  The Laurel Family (Love Vine)

Piperales

Hydnoraceae thumb Hydnoraceae The Hydnora Family

Santalales

Erythropalaceae thumb
Erythropalaceae
The Erythropalum Family

Strombosiaceae thumb 
Strombosiaceae

The Strombosia Family

Coulaceae thumb
Coulaceae

The Coula Family

Ximeniaceae thumb
Ximeniaceae

The Hogplum Family

Aptandraceae thumb
Aptandraceae

The Aptandra Family

Olacaceae thumb
Olacaceae

The Olax Family

Octoknemaceae thumb
Octoknemaceae
The Octoknema Family


Misodendraceae thumb
Misodendraceae
The Feathery Mistletoe Family

Schoepfiaceae thumb
Schoepfiaceae

The Schoepfia Family

Loranthaceae thumb
Loranthaceae
The Showy Mistletoe Family

Opiliaceae thumb
Opiliaceae
The Opilia Family

Comandraceae thumb
Comandraceae
The Bastard Toadflax Family

Thesiaceae thumb
Thesiaceae

The Thesium Family

Cervantesiaceae thumb
Cervantesiaceae
The Cervantesia Family

Nanodeaceae thumb
Nanodeaceae
The Nanodea Family

Santalaceae thumb
Santalaceae
The Sandalwood Family

Amphorogynaceae thumb
Amphorogynaceae

The Amphorogyne Family

Viscaceae thumb
Viscaceae
The Mistletoe Family

Balanophoraceae thumb
Balanophoraceae
The Balanophora Family

Saxifragales

Cynomoriaceae thumb Cynomoriaceae (Cynomorium) The Cynomorium Family

Zygophyllales

Krameriaceae thumb Krameriaceae (Krameria) The Krameria Family

Malpighiales

Rafflesiaceae thumb Rafflesiaceae The Rafflesia Family

Malvales

Cytinaceae thumb Cytinaceae The Cytinus Family

Cucurbitales

Apodanthaceae thumb Apodanthaceae The Apodanthes Family

Ericales

Mitrastemonaceae thumb Mitrastemonaceae (Mitrastema) The Mitrastema Family

Boraginales

Lennoaceae thumb Lennoaceae (or Boraginaceae) The Lennoa Family

Solanales

Convolvulaceae thumb Convolvulaceae (Cuscuta) The Morning Glory Family (Dodder)

Lamiales

Orobanchaceae thumb Orobanchaceae The Broomrape Family


Phylogenetic Relationships

Parasite Phylogeny Logo

All Parasitic Flowering Plants

Santalales

Orobanchaceae


Molecular Data (DNA and RNA)

DNA Sequences - Links to Families of Parasitic Plants in NCBI (Taxonomy Browser). The family names for Santalales have been updated and now correspond to those on Parasitic Plant Connection.

Laurales: Lauraceae (Cassytha)

Piperales: Hydnoraceae

Santalales (all taxa HERE):
Saxifragales: Cynomoriaceae (Cynomorium)

Zygophyllales: Krameriaceae (Krameria)

Malpighiales: Rafflesiaceae

Malvales: Cytinaceae

Cucurbitales: Apodanthaceae

Ericales: Mitrastemonaceae

Boraginales: Lennoaceae (Lamiids incertae cedis Boraginaceae)

Solanales: Convolvulaceae (Cuscuta)

Lamiales: Orobanchaceae

Sequence Alignments

Ribosomal RNA Structures


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