Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Loefl., Iter. Hisp. 152 (1758) var. australiana (F. Muell. ex Tate)J. Black ex G. Beck, Pflanzenr. 96 (4.261):128 (1930).
Synonymy: O. australiana F. Muell. ex Tare, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 6:174 (1883); O. cernua Loefl. forma australiana (F. Muell. ex Tate)G. Beck, Biblthca Bol. 19:144 (1890).
Common name: Australian broomrape.
Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p.604.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: Generally Australian botanists have treated this plant as a species endemic to Australia but have misconstrued or failed to provide diagnostic characters. Beck, who twice monographed Orobanche, and other European botanists, including Bentham (1868), Fl. Aust. 4:533, are followed, for no characters justifying an Australian species have been found.
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State Herbarium of South Australia