Taxon: Orobanche cernua Loefl.

Genus: Orobanche
Section: Orobanche
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 401783
Place of publication: Iter hispan. 152. 1758
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Jan-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (on Artemisia spp. & Helianthus annuus fide F Eur; Atlas WWeed)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F Eur; Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan ; Yemen Socotra
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait ; Oman ; Saudi Arabia ; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia
    • China: China Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Egypt Sinai; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Hungary
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Malta ; Romania ; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Slovakia


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