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Taxon: Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze

Genus: Striga
Family: Orobanchaceae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae
Nomen number: 102305
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 2:466. 1891
Name verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Oct-2001
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS (as Striga spp.).
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA(as Striga lutea)*, SC°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • witchweed   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • du jiao jin   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda; Zaire
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [e.-c.]
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. [= S. lutea Lour.].
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • 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. [= S. lutea Lour.].
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Frederiksen, R. A. 1996. Compendium of sorghum diseases. 54–56 In: American Phytopathological Society, The disease compendium series. 54–56.
  • 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.
  • Hepper, F. N. 1974. Parasitic witchweed: Striga asiatica versus S. lutea (Scrophulariaceae). Rhodora 76:45–47.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds. [= S. lutea Lour.].
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Keng, H. 1990–. The concise flora of Singapore.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • 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. 88:67–69.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • USDA National Agricultural Library. National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource).
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Class 1 declared plants: Striga spp. (witchweeds). Bull. Weed Spotters' Network Queensland August issue: 3.
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