Taxon: Orobanche amethystea Thuill.

Genus: Orobanche
Section: Orobanche
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 401782
Place of publication: Fl. env. Paris ed. 2:317. 1799
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (on dicotyledonous herbs fide F Eur)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (on dicotyledonous herbs fide F Eur)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Tunisia
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan

  • Native

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Germany ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain


  • Carlón, L. et al. Index of Orobanchaceae (on-line resource). 2005- (Index Orobanchaceae)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Fennane, M. et al., eds. Flore pratique du Maroc. (F Prat Maroc)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

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