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: a small genus of Asian and American partly parasitic shrubs (family Santalaceae) with opposite leaves, small greenish flowers, and an oily nutlike drupe
Note: While shrubs of the genus Buckleya are photosynthetic, they are also parasitic on the roots of other plants.
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