Aphyllon ludovicianum

Species:Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) A. Gray
Common Name:Lousiana Broomrape
Habitat:Sand dunes in Alabama but also in sandy alluvium from riparian habitats in other states.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:First discovered and documented in Alabama by Adam Schneider (via iNaturalist--12 Jun 2021) in Baldwin County along the coastal sands of the outer Coastal Plain. It was subsequently discovered in other nearby locations (also documented on iNaturalist). Such a remarkable discovery in a heavily botanized area coupled with a sizable disjunction from the nearest known and native populations in Texas and western Tennessee may indicate the taxon is not native in Alabama perhaps arriving through a relatively recent introduction.--B. Keener
Taxonomic Notes:An obligate parasite on various members of the Asteraceae.
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyOROBANCHACEAE - Broomrape family
Genus Aphyllon
Species Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) A. Gray - Lousiana Broomrape


Citation Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nuttall) A. Gray, Bot. California 1: 585. 1876.
Basionym: Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt. 1818.
Type: Type specimen presumably at PH specific citation not yet found and specimen not yet imaged.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Orobanche ludoviciana Orobanche ludoviciana Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 58-59. 1818.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00008383 Baldwin 16 May 2023 Barger, T. Wayne
Myzorrhiza ludoviciana (Nutt.) Rydberg
ALNHS00007180 Baldwin 18 Jun 2021 Reetz, Kelly
Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) Gray
ALNHS00007182 Baldwin 14 Jun 2021 Benton, Ben
Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) Gray
ALNHS00007181 Baldwin 12 Jun 2021 Schneider, Adam C.
Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) Gray
UWAL0052558 Baldwin 12 Jun 2021 Schneider, Adam C.
Aphyllon ludovicianum (Nutt.) A. Gray
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