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Species from Broomrape Family, Orobanchaceae: 15
Broomrape Family, Orobanchaceae
The Broomrape family is comprised of 80 genera and 1,500 species worldwide, and the figures in Finland are 7 genera and 20 species. One of the family’s species, toothwort (Latharea squamaria), is a non-chlorophyllous parasite while the others are semi-parasitic. The Broomrape family was earlier part of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), but this has now been divided into smaller parts.