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Orobanche amoena C.A. Mey. in Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 2:457. 1830. Reut. in DC., l.c. 31; Novopokr. in Kom, l.c. 74, tab. 5, fig. 2; Schi.-Czeika in Rech. f., l.c.15; R.R. Stewart, l.c.671.

  • Orobanche comosula Novopokr.

    Perennial or biennial, 20-40 cm tall, subglabrous, hardly thickened at base; scales 10-15 (-18) mm long, ovate-lanceolate. Spikes lax, often tapering above. Bracts less than half as long as the corolla, ovate, acute to subacuminate; bracteoles absent. Calyx c. as long as the bracts, segments 2-fid nearly to the middle. Corolla (20-) 25-35 (-40) mm long, sub-campanulate, curved from constriction above the ovary or at the insertion point of stamens, somewhat inflated below; limb broad, upper lobes broad, reflexed, lower lobes spreading and longer, violaceous-blue.

    Fl. Per.: May-August.

    Type: Montes Arkaul prope Lacum Nor Saisan, C.A. Meyer (LE).

    Distribution: Trans Caspian, Turcomania, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, N.W. Himalayas to C. Asia.

    A handsome broomrape of northern hilly regions.


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