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Common name

English: Ivy Broomrape

German: Efeu-Sommerwurz


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Orobanche (6)

            Epithet: hederae Duby (1)

Synonyms: Catodiacrum luteum Dulac, Orobanche glaberrima Guss. ex Reut., Orobanche stenantha Lojac., Orobanche yuccae Pi.Savi ex Bertol.

glaberrima => very smooth, smoothest

hederae => pertaining to Ivy, Hedera

luteum => distinct yellow, a full yellow

yuccae => pertaining or relating to the genus Yucca


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige

External links

Check for Orobanche hederae at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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