broomrape

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broomrape

Chinese medicine
An annual parasitic herb, the fleshy stem of which has been used as an emollient, laxative and tonic, as well as for constipation, impotence and infertility. Some regard it as an aphrodisiac.
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Proceedings of the Third InternationalWorkshop on Orobanche and Related Striga Research.
Populations of aphids were found on the subterranean parts, and feeding on spikes of two broomrape plants, Orobanche foetida, attached to faba bean (Vicia faba L.
To our knowledge, no associations of this aphid species have been reported previously on Orobanche foetida, so even if the species identification is suspect due to the unusual host range, it represents a host range expansion for the genus.
3 Orobanche spikes/plant and F97-229C that its Orobanche spikes/plant weighed 22.
The highest number and weight of seeds per plant was detected to the chickpea line F97-229C that was considered as the comparative for Orobanche resistance and hence its percentages of number and weight of seeds per plant are 100%'s.
Siyami [24], worked on trap plants for controlling Orobanche aegyptiaca in greenhouse tomatoes.
A quantitative model for loss of primary dormancy and induction of secondary dormancy in imbibed seeds of Orobanche spp.
hermonthica and Orobanche species, but few of them have proved reliable and these are only economical in high-value agriculture.
The stimulant involved in the germination of Orobanche minor.