Evaluation and taxonomy of agronomically important Striga species
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Mohammed, I.B., Musselman, L., Aigbokhan, E., Berner, D.K. & Moreno, M.T. (1996). Evaluation and taxonomy of agronomically important Striga species. In: J.I. Cubero, D.K. Berner, D. Joel, L. Musselman & C. Parker (Eds). Advances in parasitic plant research: proceedings, 6th Parasitic Weeds Symposium, 16-18 April 1996, Junta de Andalucia, Direccion General de Investigacion Agraria, Cordoba, Spain. (P.53-73).
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Taxonomic studies of the taxa clustered about Striga asiatica, S. hermonthica, and S. gesnerioides are presented based on a cladistic study of African plants. The S. asiatica cluster includes S. elegans, S. hirsuta, and S. lutea. Striga asiatica is considered to be derived from a native species near S. elegans. Artificial hybridization indicates a close relationship between S. hermonthica and S. aspera. Several host morphotypes of S. gesnerioides were examined. While each morphotype exhibits features of host specificity, branching, and corolla color, there is little basis for any formal taxonomic recognition.