Height: 15-60 cm.
Alluvial and sandy soils, in fields, orchards and gardens; on different species, especially Leguminosae.
Foodplant / parasiteunderground tuber of Orobanche crenata parasitises root of Faboideae
Annual or short-lived perennial.
The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats Public Records: 8Specimens with Barcodes: 8Species With Barcodes: 1
Orobanche crenata is a species of broomrape, commonly known as bean broomrape. It is a common parasite of the faba bean, Vicia faba. It grows in the Mediterranean basin, and in North and East Africa. It has no chlorophyll, and gets its carbohydrates from the host's phloem, and water and minerals from the host's xylem. It is a constant threat to legume production.
Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Delta), Nile Valley North of Nubia (Location: Fayium), Nile Valley North of Nubia, Nubia, Libyan Desert Oases, Nubian Desert Oases, Mareotic Sector, North Sinai, Galala Desert.
Mediterranean region, Crimea, southwest Asia to Iran.