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Noun1.Rafflesiaceae - a family of parasitic plants of the order Aristolochiales
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Aristolochiales, order Aristolochiales - order of plants distinguished by tubular petaloid perianth and inferior ovary
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It's not clear whether the new results will lead to renaming the storied family Rafflesiaceae.
The latter genus was transferred to the Rafflesiaceae by Lindley (1831), who at the same time, assigned Trichopus to the Aristolochiaceae, a genus that was later placed into the Dioscoreaceae by Klotzsch (1859).
Robert Brown (1773-1858), a famous Scottish botanist of the time, using the information received from Raffles and Arnold, named the remarkable flower after its discoverers; Rafflesia arnoldii required the creation of a new genus and family, the Rafflesiaceae, which later included other similar but less spectacular species (R.