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Orobanche minor

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Orobanche minor at suppressed - 27 Dec 2020
Orobanche minor at suppressed - 27 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Orobanche minor 27 Dec 2020 RWPurdie
Unidentified 27 Dec 2020 ChickenLittle

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Author's notes

Noticed this unusual looking flowering head in a garden. No leaves apparent. Flowering had finished but apparently before going brown flowers were white with flecks of purple. Height was around 38cm for each of the two flowering stalks.


RWPurdie wrote:
   27 Dec 2020
It's a parasitic plant introduced to Australia (see https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Orobanche~minor) and has been exceptionally common in Canberra this spring/summer.
Mike wrote:
   27 Dec 2020
There is a glitch where this shows as 'Highly sensitive' in the Latest discussions list. Is that why I can't see the location?
RWPurdie wrote:
   28 Dec 2020
It's showing up as Not sensitive in the species information section so I'm not sure why you're getting Highly sensitive. If the problem persists it'd be worth contacting one of the administrators.
michaelb wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
Hi Mike & Rosemary. The location is invisible because the member chose to suppress the location for privacy reasons.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 27 Dec 2020 02:15 PM Recorded on
  • ChickenLittle Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • True In flower

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