Grains Research and Development

Parasite (4 results)

  • Branched broomrape

    Orobanche ramosa

    Region
    South

    • Mature plants are root parasites without any chlorophyll up to 150 mm tall with a thickened underground stem (up to 8 mm in diameter), attached to the host plant root, numerous root-like structures spreading into the soil.
    • Stems straw to light brown, either single or up to 10 or more, branching at or near ground level.
  • Golden dodder

    Cuscuta campestris

    Region
    West

    • Parasitic weed, which produces fine branched twining yellowish stems to 1 m or more without leaves.
    • Seedlings have one stem and no roots.
  • Lesser broomrape

    Orobanche minor

    Region
    West

    • Mature plants are root parasites without any chlorophyll up to 40 cm tall with a thickened underground stem (up to 8 mm in diameter) attached to the host plant roots, with numerous root- like structures spreading into the soil.
    • Leaves oval to 15 mm long and 1 to 3 mm wide.
  • Small seeded dodder

    Cuscuta planiflora

    Region
    South

    • Parasitic weed, produces fine branched twining red-pink stems without leaves.
    • Seedlings have one stem and no roots.