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Krameria Loefling. Ratany.

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A genus of 15-18 species, herbs and shrubs (to small trees), hemiparasitic by haustoria. of s. North America to South America and West Indies.

ID notes: The unique zygomorphic flowers of this genus are difficult to confuse with other genera. Flowers consist of 3 upper, connate, clawed petals with the two lower petals sessile. The stamens are inserted on the base of the 3 connate petaloid claws.

Ref: Robertson (1973); Simpson (2016) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Simpson In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Krameria lanceolata, Ricketson Tract, Broxton Rocks Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Coffee County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler | Krameria lanceolata source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Krameria lanceolata, fruit, Ricketson Tract, Broxton Rocks Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Coffee County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Krameria lanceolata source | Original Image ⭷

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