Distribution range of parasitic plants from Cuscuta L. and Orobanche L. genera in Ukraine

  • Yu. A. Krasylenko
  • І. І. Horiunova
  • S. H. Plokhovska
  • М. М. Borova
  • N. O. Pushkarova


Aim. The current paper addresses the distribution of parasitic plants from Cuscuta L. (Convolvulacae) and Orobanche L. (Orobanchaceae) genera in Ukraine based on the analysis of the herbarium specimens from the National Herbarium of M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine (KW) and literature. Methods. In order to study the places of growth of the dodder and broomrape the traditional method based on the development of literary sources and herbarium funds. Results. About 1600 samples from KW were analyzed and data is summarized in tables. Conclusions. It was found that the distribution range of these parasitic plants is attributed mostly to the Steppe natural zone of Ukraine including the Crimean Peninsula. The results will be used in further research to develop an efficient strategy of parasitic phytoquarantine species control.Keywords: biotic stress factors, parasitic plants, dodder, broomrape.


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