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Orobanche fasciculata 1

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: Orobanche
Species: Orobanche fasciculata

Orobanche fasciculata Nutt.

Gen. N. Amer. pl. 2:59. 1818
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Orobanche fasciculata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
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Orobanche fasciculata is a species of broomrape known by the common name clustered broomrape. It is native to much of western and central North America from Alaska to northern Mexico to the Great Lakes region, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is a parasite growing attached to the roots of other plants, usually members of the Asteraceae such as Artemisia; and other genera such as Eriodictyon and Eriogonum. This plant produces one or more stems from a bulbous root,[1] growing erect to a maximum of about 20 centimeters in height. The stems, leaves and five-lobed flowers are covered by sticky hairs.[1] As a parasite taking its nutrients from a host plant, it lacks chlorophyll as well as a water-storage system.[1] It is variable in color, often yellowish or purple. The inflorescence is a raceme of up to 20 flowers, each on a pedicel up to 15 centimetres (5+7⁄8 in) long. Each flower has a calyx of hairy triangular sepals and a tubular corolla 1.5–3 cm (5⁄8–1+1⁄8 in) long. The flower is yellowish or purplish in color.

Among the Zuni people the powdered plant is inserted into the rectum as a hemorrhoid remedy.[2]

Taylor, Ronald J. (1994) [1992]. Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary (rev. ed.). Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. p. 26. ISBN 0-87842-280-3. OCLC 25708726.
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p. 61)tem online database ITIS TSN:34290

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