Genera within a family

Family: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
OROBANCHACEAE (G)
The Broomrape Family(Wi)
orobos, = the vetch; ancho, = strangle, to throttle. (the genus Orobanche is parasitic and believed to kill the host plant)
(LS, BL, Ox, Le)
ALECTRA (G)
Yellow Witchweed (Le)
alector, = a cockerel, Alectron.** electron, = amber. (allusion vague)
(LS, Ox, Le)
After Johann Bartsch (1709 - 1738).**
(Ch)
HARVEYA
Ink Flower(Le) Inkblom
For William Henry Harvey (1811-1866).**
(Ch)
MELASMA (G)
Witches Foxglove (Le)
melas, = black, dark, gloomy, dusky, murky; melasma, = black spot, black dye; to blacken. (plants turn black upon drying)
(LS, Le)
OROBANCHE (G)
Broomrape (Le)
orobos, = the vetch; ancho, = strangle, to throttle. orobanche, = a plant, broom-rape, choke-weed; (parasite believed to kill the host plant)
(LS, BL, Ox, ld, Le)