Parasitic angiosperms as cultivated plants?

  title={Parasitic angiosperms as cultivated plants?},
  author={Domenico Pignone and Karl Hammer},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
The knowledge about parasitic plants has increased in the latest years. Their importance as economic plants is generally considered low. Some of the species came into cultivation mainly as medicinal plants, fruit trees and some as vegetables. Only Olacaceae (1), Opiliaceae (1), Santalaceae (6), Viscaceae (1), Ximeniaceae (1) and Orobanchaceae (3) contain some cultivated species (number in brackets). Santalum spp. (root parasites) and Viscum album (stem parasite) are of greater importance for… 

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