Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 25: 11 1875. (Syn: Buchnera gesnerioides Willd.; Buchnera orobanchoides R.Br.; Striga chloroleuca Dinter; Striga orobanchoides (R. Br.) Benth.);
 
Purple Witchweed, Cowpea Witchweed, Indigo witchweed, Tobacco witchweed • Hindi: मिस्सी Missi • Marathi: बंबाकू Bambaku, ‘Pokali Gavat’ ‘पोकळी गवत’;
 
Herbs erect simple or branched. Leaves ovate oblong.0.4-0.7×0.15-0.2cm. Inflorescences of dense terminal spikes. Flowers purple or lilac, numerous sessile, corolla tube 0.8-1.2 cm long. curved in middle. Capsule 0.6cm long.  

 

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striga gesnerioides:  

Name of species- striga gesnerioides
Photo taken on- 18.9.2009
At- Smiriti Van, Jaipur, Rajastan, India

Striga gesneriodes : Matheran:  Clicked this root parasite of Orobanchaceae family, today (07-10-12) at Matheran.
identification no050613sn1 Attachments (4).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Kindly help in identification. Is it Striga gesnerioides?
date/time:oct12
location:ambyvalley rd. lonavala/mulshi pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb
height:about 2 ft.
other info:pink flowers 


Yes, ur guess is correct !!
it is Striga gesneriodes (Willd.) Vatke from Scrophulariacea



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Striga gesnerioides (Willd.)

Herbs erect simple or branched. Leaves ovate oblong.0.4-0.7×0.15-0.2cm. Inflorescences of dense terminal spikes. Flowers purple or lilac, numerous sessile, corolla tube 0.8-1.2 cm long. curved in middle. Capsule 0.6cm long.


Beautiful set of pictures.

Striga gesnerioides photographed at Chanderi Hill (Badlapur- Matheran range)..


Beautiful parasite.


Very good composition.


Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke also placed in Orobanchaceae 
at Bhimashanker Wildlife Sanctuary on 05 NOV 11 


You have posted a large number of excellent photographs of a large number of species. Great collections / contribution from your end


Fantastic images, …
In tamil-” Kannil othikkira mari” appearance; I am not sure about the english or hindi equivalent. It is colloquial tamil almost meaning that you want to kiss it with your eyes.



Images by Gopal Shinde & Arun Mahalingam (Placed here by J.M.Garg)  

ID Request 211013SG

 Attachments (3).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Please help identify this herb, sprouts growing in small bunch, 3-9 inch, found in wild at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.
Photographed 21Oct13.


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Id requested for Herb (21/11/2014- NSJ-01) : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).

ID requested for herb (around 7 to 8 cm tall) photographed yesterday (21.11.14) at Nagarjunsagar Dam.
Flower is very tiny (around 5 mm).


Nice pics … Looks like some Striga sp.. could be Striga gesnerioides??


beautiful to look at but can be a pest… weedy ..excludes useful plantings
thousands of pages show up when searching for stiga as a rest.


I think it’s Striga gesnerioides only


Yes to Striga gesnerioides, a parasitic herb.


It is certainly Striga gesnerioides, this image taken from top of plant. Here I attached one image for your perusal.


The herb exactly looked like this from sides.



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Request ID for plant : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

The following is a photo of plant inflorescence taken in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Kindly provide the ID for plant in the attachment below.


Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke.


Orobanchaceae week Images of Striga gesneroides : 4 posts by 2 authors. 1 correct image as above.
attaching images of Striga gesneroides from Nashik taken on 17 July  


Does not the 2nd one look different ?


Yes Sir the size and colour is different, and found away from the first one in the same area, may be some member from our group can throw light on this 


the second One is Striga indica as per the discussions with …, who has reported this new species and this is a new record for Maharashtra


 

Orobanchaceae week Images of Striga gesneroides : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 correct image as above.
attaching images of Striga gesneroides from nashik taken on 17 july

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Kemmangundi Karnataka
Date: 13 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1488 – 1513 m (4882 – 4962 ft) asl
Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke … (family: Orobanchaceae) 

 

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at Matheran,Maharashtra on 8 Nov. 2008; Mahabaleshwar on 7th Nov 2009; 8th December, 2009- Panorama Point, Matheran; the foothills of Mhatoba Tekdi 12/10/2010- Pune; Striga Gesnerioides – efloraofindia | Google Groups ID170109phk – indiantreepix | Google Groups Striga gesnerioides? – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  
My good friend … has stated (On Indian Flora FB link) that captioned species is under Orobanchaceae family. Can someone throw light on this recent change, if any.


Yes … is correct in stating that Striga, is now placed in the family Orobanchaceae, according to the plant list, please check the link @ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=striga.


Requesting to please ID this small plant captured at Sinhagad, Pune in Aug 2014.
Is this some Striga species? 


May come out to be Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke as per images and details herein.



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Purple Witchweed (Striga gesnerioidesin):  Striga gesnerioides in (root parasaite on grass) बम्बाखु

at matheran 10/11/2012


I think it is Striga gesnerioides


Yes, it is Striga gesnerioides. Nice pictures!


Can it be Striga scottiana Solomon Jeeva, Shynin Brintha and Rasingam as per Striga scottiana (Scrophulariaceae) – a new species from southern Western Ghats of Tamilnadu, India (2012) ?

Striga gesnerioides only


 
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