Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (FIGWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orobanchaceae
  • Basionym : Buchnera gesnerioides Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Striga orobanchoides (R.Br. ex Endl.)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Striga gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke
  • Common name : Purple witch
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungle, deciduous forests (Assiciate with Lepidagathes spp.)
  • Comments / notes : Often grows on plains and rocks in loose soil. More robust after rains.
  • Key identification features : Root Parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-292
  • Collection Locality : Mabbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa through Arabia, Sind, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Striga gesnerioides. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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