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Striga hermonthica (purple witchweed; witchweed)

Synonyms: Buchnera hermonthica; Striga campuleia; Striga senegalensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Striga hermonthica, commonly known as purple or giant witchweed, is a hemiparasitic plant that belongs to the family Orobanchaceae. It is devastating to major crops such as sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and rice (Oryza sativa). In sub-Saharan Africa it infests, apart from sorghum and rice, also maize (Zea mays), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) and sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum).Striga hermonthica has undergone horizontal gene transfer from Sorghum to its nuclear genome. The S.
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Structure [1]  Herb


Junonia orithya[2]
Stenoptilodes taprobanes[3]


Parasite of 
Zea mays (corn)[2]



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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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