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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Orobancheae
Genus: Conopholis
Species: C. alpina – C. americana – C. panamensis

Conopholis Wallr. Orobanches Gen. Diask. 78–79. (1825)

Type species: Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr. Gen. Diask. 78. (1825)


Wallroth, K.F.W. (1825) Orobanches Generis Diaskene 78–79.
Rodrigues, A, Shaya, S., Dickinson, T.A. & and Stefanović, S. (2013) Morphometric Analyses and Taxonomic Revision of the North American Holoparasitic Genus Conopholis (Orobanchaceae), Systematic Botany, 38 (3): 795–804. Abstract. doi.
The Plant List 2013. Conopholis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28. 2014. Conopholis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Conopholis. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 28 2014.

Conopholis is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae.
Conopholis americana

Conopholis alpina, alpine cancer-root
Conopholis alpina var. mexicana, Mexican cancer-root
Conopholis americana, American cancer-root or squawroot. In the American Blue Ridge Mountains, C. americana is called "bear corn" because it resembles an ear of corn.


Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "PLANTS Profile, Conopholis americana". The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-04-13.

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