Orobanchaceae of Western North America


The Orobanchaceae, or the broomrape family, consists entirely of root-parasitic species. Some rely wholly on what they can steal from other plants, while others are partly parasitic and partly photosynthesizing. Despite being colourful herbaceous plants, few species are grown in cultivation purposefully. The family includes Castilleja, a genus with a centre of diversity in western North America. This presentation has a focus on Castilleja and other genera within western North America.

Length: 45 minutes

Series: Botany

Intended Audiences: groups with interests in native plants, groups interested in the diversity within plant families, groups interested in western North American botanical diversity

Rates: Standard presentation rates apply.

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