Taxon: Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth.

 
Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 102301
Place of publication: Compan. Bot. Mag. 1:365. 1836
Name Verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Apr-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • purple witchweed  (Source: AH 505) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (on sorghum and wild grasses fide Atlas WWeed; F Zamb)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; F Zamb)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: Namibia
    • West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. 1995 (L Egypt)
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. 1966-1972 (F Namib)
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Mohamed, K. I. et al. 2001. The genus Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88:85-86.
  • Musselman, L. J. & F. N. Hepper 1986. The witchweeds (Striga, Scrophulariaceae) of the Sudan Republic Kew Bull. 41:216.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the flora of Yemen. 1997 (F Yemen)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.