Plant: Stem parasites; STEMS not apparent, reduced to a network within the host tissues Leaves: reduced to small bracts subtending flowers Flowers: less than 2 mm long, brown or maroon; imperfect, minute; sepals 4-5; anthers of staminate flowers sessile on column under margin of disk; ovary of pistillate flower inferior, locule 1; stigmas in ring along disk-like margin of expanded column Fruit: FRUITS fleshy capsules Misc: Uncommon in open desert-scrub; 300-450 ft; Apr.-May Notes: Parasitic on species of Dalea, Psorothamnus, and undoubtedly on other Leguminosae REFERENCES: Yatskeivych, George. 1994. Rafflesiaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 239.