Hydnoraceae

plural noun

Hyd·​no·​ra·​ce·​ae
ˌhidnəˈrāsēˌē
: a family of African and Argentinian highly modified flowering plants (order Aristolochiales) that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and consist of a branched subterranean system of leafless rhizoid shoots from which large succulent solitary flowers are sent up to the surface of the ground compare rafflesiaceae
hydnoraceous
¦⸗⸗¦rāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Hydnora, type genus + -aceae

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“Hydnoraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydnoraceae. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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