Taxon: Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke

 
Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 102302
Place of publication: Oesterr. Bot. Z. 25:11. 1875
Name Verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • indigo witchweed  (Source: Weed Sci) - English
  • tobacco witchweed  (Source: AH 505) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (fide Weed Sci 29:594-596. 1981)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2005 (L Cabo Verde)
  • Babu, C. R. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun. 1977 (HF Dehra Dun)
  • Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. 1931-1941 (L Maroc)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  • Mohamed, K. I. et al. 2001. The genus Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88:80-84.
  • Musselman, L. J. & C. Parker 1981. Studies on indigo witchweed, the american strain of Striga gesnerioides (Scrophulariaceae) Weed Sci. 29:594-596.
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Ross, J. The flora of Natal. 1972 (F Natal)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • 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)

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Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image