13
Feb
2009
Orobanche portoiliciana A. Pujadas & MB Crespo
New Species | Magnoliopsida

Orobanche contains 32 species spread throughout the Iberian Peninsula, 4 taxa are endemic in Spain and Portugal, other 3 taxa grow only in North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.

Orobanche portoiliciana - species parasitic on the roots of species of Centaurea, especially Centaurea seridis and Centaurea aspera subsp. stenophylla.

Portoiliciana Orobanche grows on deeper soils, sandy, coastal areas and sand dunes.

Orobanche portoiliciana Orobanche portoiliciana - herbaceous species, stem 15-34 cm tall neramificata air, branched underground stem. Thin air stem, 7-12 mm diameter base, whitish at first glabra, glandular Vilos-time, 0.3 mm long hairs. Basal leaves 4.10 x 4.8 mm, triangulation until lanceolata, nested, leaves stems 8-14 x 2-5 mm long, ovat-lanceolata, pubescent. 30-80 meeting in blossom flower frame of 7-15 x 2-3 cm, cylindrical, mitigated higher. Flowers Sesi, erect, tube or infundibuliforme. Bracteele Floral 6.9 x 1,8-3 cm, lanceolata. Bracteole 6.8 x 0,3-0,8 mm linear. 8.11 mm long calyx, SEPA white with light blue spots, lanceolata-subulate, glandulous password. Corola 16-21 mm long, pale blue and white petals around the base, often-glandulous hairy on the outside edges and Chile. Filament is white stamens, glabru, anther white, oblongand, pubescent. Ovary white glabru. Style white. Frruct capsule, 7-10 c 3,5-5 mm, ovata.

Orobanche portoiliciana resembles olbiensis Orobanche.

Orobanche olbiensis paraziteaza only Helichryssum species that thrive in coastal areas.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com

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