Striga asiatica (weed)

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Striga asiatica (weed) (L.) Kuntze - (red witchweed)

The weed is found on poor sandy soils in tropical regions. In Africa, it causes major yield losses to cereals like maize or rice, that may exceed 50%.

Vernacular names
• English: red witchweed
• Español: hierba brujy
• Français: goutte de sang