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*Striga gesnerioides (Willdenow) Vatke. Cowpea Witchweed, Tobacco Witchweed. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Cultivated fields, parasitic on Fabaceae (specifically Indigofera hirsuta and Alysicarpus ovalifolius in our area). Dist: Native of the Old World.

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Synonymy: = Fl7, FNA17, K3, K4, WH3

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