plural noun Hyd·no·ra·ce·ae \ˌhidnəˈrāsēˌē\

Definition of Hydnoraceae

  1. :  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



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Origin and Etymology of hydnoraceae

New Latin, from Hydnora, type genus + -aceae

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