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Orobanche minor

Basic information
Scientific name Orobanche minor

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Common names Common broomrape ; Clover broomrape
Higher taxon Orobanchaceae, Scrophulariales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range West Asia, Europe, Africa.
Habitat Parasitize on various plants such as Asteraceae, Umbelliferae, Fabaceae, etc., in farm area, pasture, fruit garden, roadside, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Honshu and Shikoku Is, and Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu Is. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record was in 1937, at Chiba Pref.
Route Accidental: With pasture
Impact Disturbing growth of native plants and pasture.
Native organism(s) affected: Native plants of Fabaceae, Umbelliferae, Asteraceae, pasture, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America.
Reference Notes
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2011-1-28) (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.