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Petros45

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Does anyone know what plant is this?
« on: April 02, 2019, 11:35:13 AM »


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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 12:01:56 PM »
It is an orchid.
I need to see if it has leaves or not.

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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 12:16:20 PM »
Orobanche sp. (Orobanchaceae), from a parasitic family. Identification is very hard but if you give me the location, host and some good pics ill try.

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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 12:36:12 PM »
Is it a rare plant? can it seem useful to something?

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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 03:35:04 AM »
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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 03:38:11 AM »
It could be a rare species. They are just weeds, my professor was an Orobanche expert and he knew no use for them.

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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 05:00:01 AM »
Parasitic species unable to photosynthesize. Connected with roots of their hosts and often very selective and host specific.. Some are crop pests, but have ben used as medecine in the past and could have interesting chmeical compounds still not discovered. Interesting in itself as an example of biodiversity and with a strange beauty also.

To look for the host is the easier way to reduce the list of candidates. There is a species from Trifolium (O. minor) that is similar in color but smaller than yours. Orobanche gracilis parasitize Chamaespartium but has brown red in the inner surface of the flowers. It seems that both hosts appear in the photo.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 05:06:58 AM by pvaldes »

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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 07:12:03 AM »
Are these broadbeans growing allong with it?
If yes there's a Orobanche sp. that specializes in parasiting these.
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Re: Does anyone know what plant is this?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 03:43:40 PM »
yes it is broad beans, indeed in the bucket which germinated the broadbeans cant grow just as you said it, it steals all the power from the plants near it
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 03:50:46 PM by Petros45 »

 

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