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Jan Scholten
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Genera: Balanophora, Chlamydophytum, Corynaea, Dactylanthus, Ditepalanthus, Exorhopala, Hachettea, Helosis, Langsforffia, Lophophytum, Mystropetalon, Ombrophytum, Rhopalocnemis, Sarcophyte, Scybalium, Thonningia.
Botany: moist inland forests; subtropical to tropical; obligate parasitic plants, on tree roots; aboveground inflorescence like a fungus; no chlorophyll.

Taxonomy
In the Apg3 classification Balanophoraceae is a Family in the Order Santalales.
In the Plant theory Balanophoraceae is treated in the same way and placed in Subphase 7.