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Burmanniaceae


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A family of mostly small and saprotrophic (see saprotroph), colourless herbs, in which leaves are often absent. The flowers are trimerous, the fruit a capsule. Principal genera are Burmannia and Thismia. The family is closely related to Orchidaceae. There are 21 genera, with 165 species.

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