The biology and haustorial anatomy of semi-parasitic Monochasma savatieri Franch. ex Maxim

  title={The biology and haustorial anatomy of semi-parasitic Monochasma savatieri Franch. ex Maxim},
  author={Muhan Zhang and Yulu Chen and Yao Ouyang and Z. Huang and J. A. Teixeira da Silva and G. Ma},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
AbstractMonochasma savatieri Franch. ex Maxim is a perennial herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. In this study, we report on the semi-parasitism of M. savatieri for the first time and identify mosses (Hypnum plumaeforme and Funaria bygrometrica) as the primary host as well as 25 secondary host species. This species is well-suited to a subtropical hill and mountainous moist monsoon climate and grows well in hilly and sunny terrains. The anatomy of its semi-parasitic haustoria was also… Expand

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