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Common name

English: Crenate Broomrape

German: Gezähnelte Sommerwurz

Portuguese: Erva-toira


Kingdom: Plantae (2669)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2583)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2176)

      Order: Lamiales (196)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Orobanche (6)

            Epithet: crenata Forsskal (3)

Synonyms: Orobanche alba M.Bieb., Orobanche altissima Noë, Orobanche angustisepala F.W.Schultz, Orobanche callieri (Tzvelev) Tzvelev, Orobanche canescens F.W.Schultz, Orobanche clementei C.Vicioso, Orobanche congesta Rchb.fil., Orobanche crenata Beck, Orobanche cyamophya St.-Lag., Orobanche foetida Viv., Orobanche grandiflora Bory & Chaub., Orobanche klugei Schmitz & Regel, Orobanche minor Noulet, Orobanche pelargonii Caldesi, Orobanche picta F.Wilms, Orobanche pruinosa Lapeyr., Orobanche punctata Guss., Orobanche segetum K.Koch, Orobanche speciosa DC., Orobanche viciaefabae F.W.Schultz, Orobanche viciifabae F.W.Schultz, Orobanche woronowii Beck

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

foetida => evil smelling

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

minor => smaller, lesser

picta => painted or embroidered

punctata => spotted

segetum => growing in standing crops

speciosa => beautiful


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, white

External links

Check for Orobanche crenata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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