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Pakistan | Family List | Orobanchaceae | Orobanche

Orobanche stocksii Boiss., Fl.Or. 4:505. 1879. Burkill, l.c. 76; Schi.-Czeika in Rech.f.,l.c.16, tab. 6, fig. 1; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 673.

Vern.: Labbu

  • Orobanche cistanchoides G. Beck ex Stapf

    Perennial, stout, 15-30 cm tall, minutely pruinose. Scales ovate-oblong to oblong. Spikes dense, subcapitate and short when young. Bracts up to 10 mm long, ovate, acute or subacute. Calyx c. as long as the bracts, lateral segments oblong, 2-fid up to c. the middle with narrow, linear teeth. Corolla (20-) 25-30 mm long, infundibuliform to sub-campanulate, tube neither constricted near the middle nor inflated below, whitish, suberect to slightly curved; lobes blue, short and suborbicular. Stamens inserted much below the middle of corolla tube; filaments broad and hairy at the base; anthers ciliately pubescent at the sutures. Stigma 2-lobed, large, yellowish.

    Fl.Per.: May-October.

    Type: Pakistan, Douband (Quetta), parasite on Eryngium sp., Stocks 955 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

    Differs from Orobanche kotschyi Reut. in the absence of constriction and inflation below the middle of corolla-tube, in the shorter bracts and calyx c. 1/3 of corolla, and in the calyx teeth not so deep.


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