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Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   (Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape)

Phelipanche nana subsp. nana  (OROBANCHE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Phelipanche nana subsp. nana retrieved from on 2021-Mar-08

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Phelipanche nana subsp. nana(F.W. de Noe ex Rchb. fil.) Soják
Published in (F. W. Schultz) Coutinho, loc. cit. (1913)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Orobanche nana
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Orobanche Vent. (The Broomrape Family)
14 species from the Orobanche family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape, Violet Dwarf Broomrape

Maltese name(s) :

Budebbus tal-Ingliża vjola, Budebbus Vjola

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE (annuals)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :


Colour of Flowers:


Remarks :

Two subspecies exist in Malta: Phelipanche nana subsp. nana which forms violet-blue flowers and P. nana subsp. melitensis with white flowers. Intermediate colour forms (e.g. pale violet/lilac) have been observed by the present author.

Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Stem usually branched. Flowers numerous. Calyx-teeth acuminate, about equalling the tube. Corolla (15-)18-22 mm, pale to bright blue or violet; lobes of lower lip obtuse.

Distributional range:

S. Europe.

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes


Images (10 images)
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-0.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-1.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-2.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-3.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-4.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-5.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-6.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-7.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-8.
   Phelipanche nana subsp. nana   -   Image Code: PHPNA-9.

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