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Striga Lour (1790) - (witchweeds)
This is a genus of hemiparasitic weeds with nearly 30 species. These cause extensive damage to crops, particularly cereals, in Africa and Asia. Through the use of haustoria, the weeds deprive their host roots of water and minerals.
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The literature database currently contains 248 publications for Striga (weeds). Please note that literature records for genera may not be complete. See box above on left for queries from the literature database.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: