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Taxon: Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke

Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae
Nomen number: 102302
Place of publication: Oesterr. Bot. Z. 25:11. 1875
Name verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
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:

  • indigo witchweed   (Source: Weed Sci 29:594-596.) – English
  • tobacco witchweed   (Source: AH 505 ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Weed: parasite   (fide Weed Sci 29:594-596. 1981)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. 2005. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun. [lists as S. gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke ex Engl.].
  • Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Mohamed, K. I. et al. 2001. The genus Striga (Scrophulariaceae) in Africa. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88:80–84.
  • Musselman, L. J. & C. Parker. 1981. Studies on indigo witchweed, the american strain of Striga gesnerioides (Scrophulariaceae). Weed Sci. 29:594–596.
  • Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • 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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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke:


Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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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