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Orobanchaceae

Family Description

Distribution Map

List of Genera

Photographs

 Hemiparasitic Orobanchaceae

 Nonphotosynthetic Members (exclusive of Orobanche)

 Striga (Witchweed) - Photo Gallery & Table of Species

 Striga asiatica in the USA, and the Control Program

 Orobanche (Broomrapes) - Photo Gallery of Species


 Haustorial Initiation in Agalinis



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 Flickr Group on Orobanchaceae


 Links to Striga and Orobanche Web Sites



Phylogeny

Traditionally the name Orobanchaceae  referred only to an assemblage of holoparasitic taxa that were recognized as relatives of the hemiparasites of Scrophulariaceae. More recently Scrophulariaceae has been “disintegrated” (Olmstead et al. 2001, Bremer et al. 2002, Oxelman et al. 2005).  Although some former scrophs have found homes in other families, all analyses agree that the parasitic members are included in a monophyletic Orobanchaceae. Morphological and molecular evidence clearly place this family in Lamiales among the asterids. A recent review of the systematics and phylogeny of scrophs and Orobanchaceae was published by David Tank and colleagues (2006). The tree therein was derived from Young et al. (1999), Schneeweiss et al. (2004), Wolfe et al. (2005), and Bennett and Mathews (2006). Phylogenetic work on the family is continuing.

References to Orobanchaceae (w/o Striga and Orobanche)

References to Striga and Orobanche

There is a vast amount of literature on Orobanchaceae and parasitic Scrophulariaceae, particularly for Striga and Orobanche because of their economic importance. The references listed on each of the above pages are admittedly incomplete and eclectic; they simply represent what I (DLN) and Andrea Wolfe had on hand within our EndNote reference libraries. It's a start, but ideally there should be a concerted effort to assemble all the known literature on these important plants. If such an activity is already taking place somewhere, please let me (DLN) know about it.


SIUC / College of Science / Parasitic Plant Connection / Scrophulariaceae
URL: http://www.parasiticplants.siu.edu/Scrophulariaceae/index.html
Last updated: 03-Aug-11 / dln