|FORM parasitic herbs Parasitic herbs.
Species 170 in our area 9 (Gray); 7 (B&B)43
Distribution mainly warm temperate Old World
Flowers Perfect, dense terminal spikes bilaterally symmetrical, and corolla often 5-lobed, 4 stamens often curved or two lipped.
#Parts Calyx 5 lobed often curved and two lipped, 4 stamens in two pairs.
Leaves alternate scale leaves at base