Osyris

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Osyris
Osiris alba
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Santalales
Family:Santalaceae
Genus:Osyris
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Osyris
Osiris alba
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Santalales
Family:Santalaceae
Genus:Osyris
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Osyris is a genus of plants in the family, Santalaceae, one of the many genera known as Sandalwoods.

The species of this genus are mostly hemi-parasitic, meaning that although they can survive and grow by themselves, they will also opportunistically tap into the root systems of nearby plants and parasitize them.

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