OROBANCHACEAE - Broomrape Family

A family of erect parasitic herbs in dull reddish to purple colours

Scales up the stem replace leaves. Corolla tubular and more or less two-lipped

In Cyprus two genera and 8 species

• Cistanche phelypaea - Cistanche


• Orobanche aegyptiaca - Egyptian Broomrape

• Orobanche alba - Thyme Broomrape

• Orobanche crenata

• Orobanche cypria

• Orobanche minor - Common Broomrape

• Orobanche orientalis

Orobanche ramosa - Hemp Broomrape