Overview

Distribution

S Gansu, W Hubei, Xinjiang [India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan; SW Asia, Europe].
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Herbs 25-45 cm tall. Stems erect, densely glandular pubescent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2 cm X ca. 4 mm, along with bracts and calyx densely glandular pubescent abaxially and at margin. Inflorescences spicate, 6-15 cm, many flowered; bract similar to and as long as leaves; bractlets absent. Calyx 1-1.3 cm, irregularly 2-parted, rarely 2-parted to base; lobes ovate-lanceolate, usually irregularly 2-lobed, rarely entire. Corolla yellow or yellow-brown, campanulate, 2-2.5 cm, curved; tube enlarged upward; upper lip entire or emarginate, 7-9 mm; lower lip shorter than upper; lobes subrounded, unequal, glandular pubescent abaxially, margin irregularly dentate, glabrous. Filaments 1-1.2 cm, base sparsely pubescent, glandular pubescent upward; anthers ovoid, 1.5-1.8 mm, pubescent. Pistil 1.6-1.8 cm; ovary ellipsoid, upper part sparsely glandular pubescent. Style ca. 1 cm; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule oblong, 1-1.2 cm X 3-4 mm. Seeds oblong, ca. 0.4 X 0.3 mm. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Sep. 2n = 38.
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Ecology

Habitat

Slopes, forests, sandy places; 900-3500 m.
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Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
underground tuber of Orobanche elatior parasitises root of Centaurea scabiosa
Other: major host/prey

Foodplant / feeds on
scattered, very minute, immersed pycnidium of Phomopsis coelomycetous anamorph of Phomopsis orobanches feeds on peduncle of Orobanche elatior

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Orobanche elatior

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Orobanche elatior

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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