Edited by Dan Nickrent

Family considered in the strict sense.  See also Aptandraceae, Erythropalaceae, Strombosiaceae and Ximeniaceae.

Olax L.


on Parasitic Plant Connection
  1. Olax imbricata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1 (1820) 169; Hort. Beng. (1814) 5, nom. nud.; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 185; EPFP 2 (1923) 117; --Sleumer, Blumea 26 (1980) 156; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 10 (1984) 8. India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Isls, Nicobar Isls, Myanmar, Thailand, Hainan, Lanyu, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Madura, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi (incl. Kabaena & Buton Is), Lesser Sunda Isls (Flores, Sumbawa, Alor, Timor), Moluccas (Tanimbar & Kai Isls), New Guinea, Micronesia (Palau), Solomon Isls. Primary, also often on secondary forest, dry brushwood at low elevation. Photos


Nickrent, DL, V Malécot, R Vidal-Russell & JP Der. 2010. A revised classification of Santalales. Taxon 59: 538-558

Sleumer, H. 1984. Olacaceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 10: 1-29

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

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