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Taxon: Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth.

Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae
Nomen number: 102301
Place of publication: Compan. Bot. Mag. 1:365. 1836
Name verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Apr-2009
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS (as Striga spp.).

Common names:

  • purple witchweed   (Source: AH 505 ) – English

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    Southern Africa: Namibia
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia [w.]; Yemen

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali.
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. ["hermontica"].
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51.; v. 56. 1987
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. ["hermontheca"].
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966–1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Mohamed, K. I. et al. 2001. The genus Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88:85–86.
  • Musselman, L. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1986. The witchweeds (Striga, Scrophulariaceae) of the Sudan Republic. Kew Bull. 41:216.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
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Check other web resources for Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth.:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?102301 (23 April 2014)

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