Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae
- 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.
More sample images from the Orobanchaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Orobanchaceae:Flora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for OrobanchaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Orobanchaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=290, retrieved 20 May 2013