The distribution and habitat requirements of the genus Orobanche L. (Orobanchaceae) in SE Poland

Renata Piwowarczyk, Piotr Chmielewski, Anna Cwener


The distribution of the genus Orobanche in SE Poland is presented. The study area stretches between the Vistula and the Bug rivers, and comprises the Polish areas of the Lublin-Lwów Upland, the Wołyń Upland and the southern part of Polesie. Eight species of the genus Orobanche: O. alba, O. alsatica, O. arenaria, O. caryophyllacea, O. elatior, O. lutea, O. pallidiflora, O. picridis, were collected during floristic investigations conducted between 1999 and 2010. The hosts, abundance and habitat preferences at the localities are given and a supplemented map of the distribution in SE Poland is included.


Orobanche; distribution; habitat preferences; host; Lublin-Lwów Upland; Wołyń-Podole Upland; SE Poland

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