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Pakistan | Family List | Orobanchaceae | Orobanche

Orobanche caesia Reichenb., l.c. Fl. Germ. 7:48, tab. 936. 1829. Beck, l.c. tab. 11, fig. 27; Novopokr. in Kom., l.c. 46; Schi.-Czeika in Rech. f., l.c. 11; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 671.

  • Orobanche asiatica Weinm.
  • Orobanche borealis Turcz.
  • Orobanche lanuginosa (C.A. Mey.) Beck apud Krylow
  • Phelipaea caesia (Reichenb.) Reut.
  • Phelipaea languinosa C.A. Mey.

    Perennial or biennial, 10-35 cm tall, stem often simple, mealy hairy; scales ovate-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 6-15mm long. Spikes 5-10 cm long, densely flowered. Bracts ± longer than calyx, (8-) 10-14 mm long; bracteoles shorter than calyx, narrow, linear, free. Calyx 8-12 mm long, teeth hardly longer than tube, triangular-acuminate. Corolla 18-25 mm long, tubulose-infundibuliform, bluish, somewhat, constricted above the ovary at insertion point of stamens, expanded above, oblique to suberect; lobes ovate-obtuse to elliptic-subobtuse. Stamen filaments subpilose below, glandulose near the apex; anthers glabrous. Capsule 6-7 mm long, ovoid; stigma bilobed, dark-coloured.

    Fl.Per.: June-August.

    Type: Sarepta, on Artemisia, Burkhard (W).

    Distribution: Cents al and S. Europe, Trans-Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, C. Asia and Kashmir.

    A variable species, reported to be fairly common in Kashmir, Murree to Karakorum, in the northern hilly regions of our area but under-collected. Parasitic on Artemisia and Berberis roots.


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