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Orobanche minor

Lesser Broomrape at Penrose

Orobanche minor at Penrose - 4 Nov 2020
Orobanche minor at Penrose - 4 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Orobanche minor 5 Nov 2020 plants
Orobanche minor 5 Nov 2020 plants
Unidentified 5 Nov 2020 Carolily

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Author's notes

Was wondering if anyone can tell me what species of orchid? this is. I originally thought Potato Orchid but after comparing photo and habitat, this is clearly wrong. Approx 8-15cm, brown stem, no visible leaf, many flowers, growing in dappled shade of horse paddock on sandy acidic soil. Flowering Oct-Nov.

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plants wrote:
   5 Nov 2020
Not an orchid, an introduced parasitic plant called Broomrape Orobanche minor.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 8 Abundance
  • 4 Nov 2020 05:47 PM Recorded on
  • Carolily Recorded by
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