Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Orobanchaceae - Broomrape family

Description of the family

Comment: The genera in this family until recently were considered part of Scrophulariaceae sensu lato. Recent research established they are a monophyletic group of hemiparasitic species forming a distinct family.

Worldwide: c. 80 genera and 1600 species, more or less cosmopolitan but especially in temperate Eurasia, tropical Africa, North America and South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Zimbabwe: 13 genera and 59 taxa.

Orobanche minor

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Alectra Thunb.Description, Image
Buchnera L.Description, Image
Buttonia McKen ex Benth.Description
Cycnium E. Mey. ex Benth.Description, Image
Gerardiina Engl.Image
Graderia Benth.Description, Image
Harveya Hook.Description, Image
Melasma P.J. BergiusDescription
Micrargeria Benth.Description, Image
Orobanche L.Description, Image
Rhamphicarpa Benth.Description
Sopubia Buch-Ham. ex D. DonDescription, Image
Striga Lour.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Orobanchaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Orobanchaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Orobanchaceae
Flora of Malawi: Orobanchaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Orobanchaceae
Flora of Zambia: Orobanchaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Orobanchaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Orobanchaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=290, retrieved 25 June 2016

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