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Common name

English: Crenate Broomrape

German: Gezähnelte Sommerwurz

Portuguese: Erva-toira


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Orobanche (6)

            Epithet: crenata Forsskal (3)

Synonyms: Orobanche alba Bieb., Orobanche altissima Noe, Orobanche angustisepala F.W.Schultz, Orobanche callieri (Tzvelev) Tzvelev, Orobanche canescens F.Schultz, Orobanche congesta Rchb.fil., Orobanche cyamophya St.Lag.

alba => white

altissima => very high (referring to altitude), (altus, high)

canescens => greyish-white, hoary

congesta => very close together, crowded, pressed

crenata => with shallow, rounded teeth


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, white

External links

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