Phelipanche aegyptiaca (Pers.) Pomel, Nouv. Mat. Fl. Atl. 1: 107 1874. (syn: Kopsia aegyptiaca (Pers.) Caruel; Kopsia longiflora Dum.; Orobanche aegyptiaca Pers.; Orobanche aemula Beck; Orobanche delilei Decne.; Orobanche indica Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.; Orobanche longiflora Trev.; Orobanche parasitica Fischer ex G. Beck.; Orobanche pedunculata Viv.; Orobanche pushpitoi M. R. Almeida; Orobanche ramosa Del. ex Decne.; Orobanche ramosa var. indica O. Kuntze; Orobanche tricholoba (Reut.) Domina; Phelipaea aegyptiaca (Pers.) Walpers; Phelipaea aegyptiaca var. delilei Reut.; Phelipaea aleppensis Reut. ex Boiss.; Phelipaea delilei Walp.; Phelipaea indica (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) G. Don; Phelipaea longiflora (Pers.) C. A. Meyer; Phelipaea melongenae Noe ex G. Beck; Phelipaea pedunculata Walp.; Phelipaea ramosa var. grandiflora Ledeb.; Phelipaea tricholoba Reuter; Phelipanche aegyptiaca var. aemula G. Beck; Phelipanche aegyptiaca f. delilei G. Beck; Phelipanche aegyptiaca f. fastigiata G. Beck; Phelipanche aegyptiaca f. rectiflora G. Beck; Phelipanche aegyptiaca var. tricholoba (Reuter) G. Beck; Phelipanche aegyptiaca f. vera G. Beck);
Bulgaria, European Russia, Crimea, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Northern Caucasus,
Georgia [Caucasus], Azerbaijan, Armenia, China (Xinjiang), Afghanistan (Balkh,
Faryab, Kabul, Kandahar, Qunduz, Zabul), Bangladesh, India (Bengal), Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan (Karachi, Baluchistan, Quetta, Kurram, N.W.Frontier
Prov., Pakistani Punjab), Pakistani Kashmir (Karakorum, Mirpur),
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Chad, Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, NW-Anatolia:
Bithynia, SE-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia: Mesopotamian Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Cyprus
(C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus), Egypt (Nile Delta, Nile Valley,
NW-coastal Egypt), European Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., Iranian
Aserbaijan, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia),
Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel, N-Negev Desert, Judean Desert,
Negev Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Kuwait, Lebanon (Antilebanon,
C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia,
Asir, Nejd Desert), Sinai peninsula (N-Sinai), Syria (coastal W-Syria, C-Syrian
Desert, Jazira, NW-Syria)
 as per Catalogue of life;          
This is a root parasite of rapeseed/mustard crop, known as Broomrape, the flowers are beautiful..
Your comments will help me finalize the id taken by me as Phelipanche aegyptiaca

a basic question…

are root parasites fungal origin or are they true plants with true seeds?

Thanks … for liking the pics..

…, this is a true seed plant, just deriving its nutrients from mustard roots, as it is non-green..



Fwd: Orobanche for id? Assam 6.1.18 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)

Pl. check species under 

Images are available on species pages. 

To me appears close to … images at Orobanche aegyptiaca 

Host plant?



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