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Orobanche purpurea Jacq., Enum. Stirp. Vindob. 1.8. 1762. Clapham et al., Fl. Brit. Is. ed.2:721.1962; Novopokr. in Kom., l.c. 45; Schi.-Czeika in Rech. f., l.c. 11.

  • Orobanche caerulea Vill.
  • Phelipaea caerulea (Vill.) C.A. Mey.

    Erect, fairly stout, perennial herb, 15-45 cm tall, simple, rarely branched, purplish, glandular-pubescent, especially above; scales narrow, few towards the base. Spikes lax, elongated. Bracts slightly shorter than calyx, lanceolate; bracteoles narrow, linear, ± as long as the calyx. Calyx campanulate with 4, short, lanceolate-acute teeth, shorter than tube. Corolla (18-) 20-30 mm long, 2-3 times as long as the calyx, dull bluish-purple, suffused with yellow at the base, tubulose-infundibuliform, constricted just below the middle at the insertion point of stamens, ± curved above; upper lip acutely 2-lobed, lower 3 lobes subacute; anthers subglabrous. Stigma lobes dull or whitish. Capsule 8-10 mm long, ovoid.

    Fl. Per.: June-July.

    Type: In collibus et montosis siccis agri Vindobonensis, Jacquin (W).

    Distribution: Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia to the Himalayas.

    Reported to be parasitic on roots of Artemisia and Achillea species.


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