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Common name

English: Purple witchweed

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Scrophulariales (98)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Striga (2)

            Epithet: hermonthica (Del.) Benth. (1)

hermonthica => refers to the town of Armant (known in Greek as Hermonthis, located about 12 miles south of Thebes, in Egypt)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Striga hermonthica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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