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Mark Egger ADMIN November 13, 2014
Welcome! We look forward to seeing your shots of plants in the Orobanchaceae.

I've promoted a few of you to Administrator whom I know have great collections of Orobanchaceae in your photostreams. That's primarily so your contributions to the pool don't get stuck in the Moderation Queue. If you check in and approve photos in the queue as well, bonus! No expectations that you will - it will be a pleasant treat if you do!

Group Description

This is the place for all of your photos of plants in the Orobanchaceae family. This group uses the new, expanded definition that includes Castilleja.

Thanks to Mark Egger for putting together this quick guide to Orobanchaceae and the most likely genera to be encountered:

As defined by molecular studies over the past decade or so and confirmed by morphology, the modern conception of the Orobanchaceae includes both the holoparasitic (non-photosynthetic), traditional Orobanchaceae genera, as well as the hemiparasitic (photosynthetic) genera formerly included in the "grab-bag" family, Scrophulariaceae. The genera of the "new" Orobanchaceae, based on DNA studies by Olmstead, Matthews, Tank, Wolfe and others include the following large and well known genera, all suitable for posting here:

Agalinis
Alectra
Aureolaria
Bartsia
Boshniakia
Buchnera
Castilleja (including Clevelandia, Gentrya, and Ophiocephala)
Chloropyron
Cistanche
Conopolis
Cordylanthus
Dicranostegia
Euphrasia
Harveya
Hyobanche
Lamourouxia
Melampyrum
Odonites
Orobanche
Orthocarpus
Pedicularis (the largest genus in the family)
Rhinanthus
Seymeria
Sophubia
Striga
Triphysaria
Lindenbergia

The most recent and complete listing of genera, including a fairly long list of minor genera, can be found in the following downloadable PDF file:

my-plant.org/sites/default/files/lamiales_classn.v.2.2_0.pdf

Group Rules

Welcome! This is the place for all your shots of plants in the Orobanchaceae. There is no posting limit, but please identify your plants to at least genus and try to include as much locality information as you can. If you don't know where it is, that's ok, but try to record that if you can.

I've turned on moderating to help protect against photo-dumping.

By joining the group you agree to post only photos of plants in the Orobanchaceae and that the group administrators can remove any photo from the group for any reason.

Enjoy!

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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