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Common name

English: Greater broomrape

German: Ginster-Sommerwurz

Portuguese: Erva-toira-maior


Kingdom: Plantae (2653)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2566)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2162)

      Order: Lamiales (195)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Orobanche (6)

            Epithet: rapum-genistae Thuill. (1)

Synonym: Orobanche carnea Guss.

carnea => flesh coloured

rapum-genistae => a knob or tuber of Genista; refering to the parasitic growths on the roots of Genista


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Orobanche rapum-genistae at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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