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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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Effect of planting date on parasitism of broad bean (Vicia faba) by crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata).
Beechdrops, squawroot and one-flowered broomrape are members of the broomrape family, a cosmopolitan group of plants which in some parts of the world are serious agricultural pests, parasitizing important food crops.
Application of Ammonium Sulphate @ 200 kg [ha.sup.-1] recorded significantly later emergence of broomrape but it was at par with treatments [F.sub.3] (Castor cake; 200 kg [ha.sup.-1]) and [F.sub.4] (Neem cake; 200 kg [ha.sup.-1]) whereas, significantly the earliest broomrape emergence was observed under the treatment [F.sub.1] (Control) (Table 1).
Individual broomrape plants produce an impressive number of seeds from 50,000 to 500,000 [1] that maintain their viability in the soil for up to 20 years [11].
Yma hefyd mae'r gorfanadl (Orobanche rapum-genistae; greater broomrape) sydd yn brin yn genedlaethol.
Histochemical aspects of penetration and vascular connection of Broomrape haustoria in the host root, and the possible implication of phenylpropanoids.
San Clemente Island lotus is a low growing, sprawling subshrub in the pea family, while the San Clemente Island paintbrush is an erect, hemiparasitic perennial in the broomrape family.
The cliffs are also home to a rich array of wildlife including the Adonis blue butterfly, rare coastal plants such as oxtongue broomrape and sea carrot, and birds including skylark, the only pair of breeding ravens in Kent and peregrine falcons.
The cliffs are home to a rich biodiversity, which includes wildlife such as the Adonis blue butterfly, rare coastal plants that include the oxtongue broomrape and sea carrot, and birds including the skylark and peregrine falcon.
Diolch iddo hefyd am anfon lluniau o degeirian y wenynen (Ophrys apifera; bee orchid) a'r gorfanhadlen (Orobanche; broomrape).
Other economically important plant-parasitic species include broomrape and witchweed.