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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: Buchnereae
Genus: Hyobanche
Species: H. atropurpurea – H. barklyi – H. calvescens – H. fulleri – H. glabrata – H. robusta – H. rubra – H. sanguinea – H. thinophila

Hyobanche L. Mant. Pl. 2: 155. (1771)

Type species: Hyobanche sanguinea L. Mant. Pl. 2: 155. (1771)


Linnaeus, C. von 1771. Mantissa Plantarum 2: 155.
Wolfe, A.D. (2013) Hyobanche thinophila (Orobanchaceae), a new species from the Western Cape of South Africa, Phytotaxa 85(2): 56–60. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 May 6.
The Plant List 2013. Hyobanche in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28. 2014. Hyobanche. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 28.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Hyobanche. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 28 2014.

Vernacular names
Hyobanche are a genus of flowering plants in the broomrape family Orobanchaceae, native to southern Africa. They are root parasites that cannot perform photosynthesis, and are only observed above ground when flowering.[2]

Currently accepted species include:

Hyobanche atropurpurea Bolus
Hyobanche fulleri E.Phillips
Hyobanche hanekomii A.Wolfe
Hyobanche robusta Schönland
Hyobanche rubra N.E.Br.
Hyobanche sanguinea L.
Hyobanche thinophila A.Wolfe


Mant. Pl. 2: 155 (1771)
Wolfe, Andrea D. (2017). "Typification of Hyobanche sanguinea (Orobanchaceae) and the identity of Hyobanche calvescens and Hyobanche glabrata". Phytotaxa. 299: 132. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.299.1.12.

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