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Christisonia Gardn. in Calc. Journ. Nat. Hist. 8:153. 1847. Hook. f., Fl Brit. Ind. 4:321.1885; Ridley, Fl. Malay. Penin. 2:489.1923; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (rep. ed.) 384.1958.

Root-parasites with white, yellow, or purple, pedicellate flowers on usually corymbose racemes. Calyx tubular, 2-5-toothed or lobed above. Corolla-tube long, limb subequally 5-lobed, obscurely 2-lipped. Stamens included or subexserted; anthers with one or both cells perfect, 1 cell or 1 pair of anthers spurred or appendaged. Ovary 1-celled or falsely 2-celled, with 2 bifid placentae. Style long with an incurved tip bearing a large, 2-lobed stigma. Capsules ovoid or subglobose, loculicidal, many-seeded. Seeds very small, with striated walls; embryo half as long as the endosperm.

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