Exocarpos

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Exocarpos
Exocarpos cupressiformis.jpg
Cherry Ballart (Exocarpos cupressiformis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Exocarpos
Pers.
Species

See text.

Exocarpos is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees in the sandalwood family, Santalaceae. They are found throughout Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

They are semi-parasitic, requiring the roots of a host tree, a trait they share with many other members of the Santalaceae.

In Australia, they are known as ballarts, and several species are known as cherries.

Exocarpos species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exocarpos gaudichaudii A.DC. - hulumoa EXGA in the state of Hawaii". The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Exocarpos menziesii Stauffer - Menzies' ballart EXME in the state of Hawaii". The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Exocarpos luteolus Forbes - leafy ballart EXLU in the state of Hawaii". The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-04-05.