Taxon: Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth.

 
Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 102301
Place of publication: Compan. Bot. Mag. 1:365. 1836
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • purple witchweed  (Source: AH 505) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (on sorghum and wild grasses)
  • Weed: parasite ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia (w.), Yemen


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  2. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. (L Egypt)
  3. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  4. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  6. 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)
  7. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  9. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  10. Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. (F Saudi ed3)
  11. Mohamed, K. I. et al. 2001. The genus Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88:85-86.
  12. Musselman, L. J. & F. N. Hepper 1986. The witchweeds (Striga, Scrophulariaceae) of the Sudan Republic Kew Bull. 41:216.
  13. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  14. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  16. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102301. Accessed 19 June 2018.