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Pakistan | Family List | Orobanchaceae | Orobanche

Orobanche clarkei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:326. 1884. Novopokr. in Kom., l.c.76 ; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 672.

Biennial or perennial, up to 25 cm tall, glandular-puberulous; scales ovate-acuminate. Spikes short, rather laxly flowered. Bracts lanceolate, c. half as long as the corolla-tube; bracteoles absent. Calyx 2-segmented, each segment subulate-lanceolate, not 2-fid (?), nearly as long as the bract. Corolla c. 25 mm long or a little longer, neither constricted in the middle nor inflated below it, almost straight; lobes crenate, glabrous, blue. Filaments and anthers glabrous.

Type: Karakorum, 9000 ft., parasitic on Artemisia sp., C.B. C.larke 30098 (K).

Distribution: Karakorum in Pakistan and Kashmir.

Differs from the following species by its longer, blue corolla.


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