7791.000 Orobanche L.

Description of the genus

Parasitic herbs, lacking chlorophyll, usually covered in glandular hairs. Stems erect. Leaves present as large scales. Inflorescence a lax or dense spike or raceme. Bracts present; bracteoles 0 (in ours). Calyx campanulate. Corolla tubular, curved, strongly 2-lipped; upper lip (in ours) emarginate or shallowly 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed with prominent folds between. Stamens 4, didynamous, included or ± so. Capsule 2-valved. Seeds minute, numerous, subspherical.

Worldwide: 150 species, temperate and warm regions

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Orobanche:

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Flora of Malawi: Orobanche
Flora of Mozambique: Orobanche
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orobanche

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orobanche
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orobanche
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Orobanche
Wikipedia: Orobanche
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orobanche
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orobanche

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Orobanche.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1300, retrieved 11 August 2022

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