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Lesser broomrape (Orobanche minor)

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Scientific name:Orobanche minor Sm.

Common Name:

Lesser broomrape


As a parasite Orobanche minor occurs in association with its hosts, the most common host being
Trifolium sp. however the species is reported to attack more than 50 species (Hipkin 1992; Webb, Sykes & Garnock-Jones, 1988). The species is largely reported in areas of cropping and pasture however it has also been reported to invade dry coastal vegetation, cliff faces, mixed grassland, scrubland and roadsides (ter Borg et al 1994; Carr, Yugovic & Robinson, 1992; Webb, Sykes & Garnock-Jones, 1988)
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