Australian New Crops Info 2014
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Striga densiflora



This species is usually known as:

Striga densiflora


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Denseflower Witchweed



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Striga densiflora: 18]



Popularity of Striga densiflora over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Striga densiflora (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Striga densiflora as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)]á

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[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 93]


Striga densiflora (3), Geotrichum citri-aurantii (2), Green mold (2), Lemon (2), medicinal plants (2), Parastrephia lepidophylla (2), Penicillium digitatum (2), plant extracts (2), Sorghum (2), Sour rot (2), Striga gesnerioides (2), Striga hermonthica (2), taxonomy (2), Weeds (2), adaptation (1), alien plants (1), antiimplantation activity (1), Anti-implantation activity (1), Apigenin (1), azospirillum (1), biofortification (1), biological control (1), chemical control (1), Chitosan (1), climate change impacts (1), climate-matching (1), Cowpea (1), crop loss (1), cultural control (1), drought tolerance (1), dry chlarnydospores (1), embryo (1), embryo implantation (1), endometrium (1), Essential oils (1), Estrogenic activity (1), estrogenic properties (1), Flavour compounds (1), Folk practitioners (1), funicle (1), Fusapyrone (1), Glucosinolates (1), Gynecological disorders (1), haustorium (1), histology (1), inhibition (1), invasions (1), Jasmonates (1), keys (1), Luteolin (1), Maize (1), medicinal properties (1), microorganisms (1), micropyle (1), Natural products (1), naturalizations (1), new taxa (1), ontogeny (1), Papilionoideae (1), parasitic plants (1), plant anatomy (1), plant morphology (1), Postharvest diseases (1), Propolis (1), pythium ultimum (1), rats (1), resistant varieties (1), Savannas (1), shoot fly and grain mold resistance (1), Striga (1), striga angustifolia (1), Striga asiatica (1), Striga aspera (1), striga management (1), striga yemenica (1), suspensor (1), uterus (1), West Asia (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


allelopathy (60.42), pesticide (18.44), cereal (6.65), vegetable (2.36), fodder (1.46), timber (1.44), poison (1.14), ornamental (0.73), weed (0.71), nutraceutical (0.60)ů..


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References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Striga densiflora: 18; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Sayago JE, Ordo˝ez RM, Kovacevich LN, Torres S and Isla MI (2012) Antifungal activity of extracts of extremophile plants from the Argentine Puna to control citrus postharvest pathogens and green mold. Postharvest Biology and Technology 67, 19-24.


Reddy BVS, Kumar AA, Ramesh S and Reddy PS (2011) Sorghum Genetic Enhancement for Climate Change Adaptation. In 'Crop Adaptation to Climate Change'. (Ed.^(Edsá pp. 326-339. (Wiley-Blackwell).


Hess DE, Kroschel J, TraorÚ D, Elzein AEM, Marley PS, Abbasher AA and Diarra C (2008) Striga: Biological Control Strategies for a New Millennium. In 'Sorghum and Millets Diseases'. (Ed.^(Edsá pp. 165-170. (Iowa State Press).


Rodriguez-Pontes M (2008) Seed formation in two species of Adesmia (Fabaceae): co-occurrence of micropylar and lateral endosperm haustoria in legumes and its taxonomic value. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 158, 602-612.


(2007) Plant Index Volume 78 (2007). Fitoterapia 78, 636-642.


Vidyasagar GM and Prashantkumar P (2007) Traditional herbal remedies for gynecological disorders in women of Bidar district, Karnataka, India. Fitoterapia 78, 48-51.


Dugje IY, Kamara AY and Omoigui LO (2006) Infestation of crop fields by Striga species in the savanna zones of northeast Nigeria. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 116, 251-254.


Tripathi P and Dubey NK (2004) Exploitation of natural products as an alternative strategy to control postharvest fungal rotting of fruit and vegetables. Postharvest Biology and Technology 32, 235-245.


Hiremath SP, Badami S, Hunasagatta SK and Patil SB (2000) Antifertility and hormonal properties of flavones of Striga orobanchioides. European Journal of Pharmacology 391, 193-197.


Hiremath SP, Rudresh K, Badami S, Patil SB and Patil SR (1999) Post-coital antifertility activity of Acalypha indica L. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 67, 253-258.


Inderjit and Keating KI (1999) Allelopathy: Principles, Procedures, Processes, and Promises for Biological Control. In 'Advances in Agronomy'. (Ed.^(Eds Donald LS) pp. 141-231. (Academic Press).


Hiremath SP, Badami S, Swamy HKS, Patil SB and Londonkar RL (1997) Antiandrogenic effect of Striga orobanchioides. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 56, 55-60.


Hiremath SP, Swamy HKS, Badami SM, Patil SB and Londonkar RL (1996) Postcoital antifertility activity of the plant Striga densiflora (Scrophulariaceae) on female albino rats. International journal of pharmacognosy : a journal of crude drug research. 34, 48-52.

Richard N M (1996) Predicting the identity and fate of plant invaders: Emergent and emerging approaches. Biological Conservation 78, 107-121.


C P (1991) Protection of crops against parasitic weeds. Crop Protection 10, 6-22.


Musselman LJ and Hepper FN (1988) Studies in the flora of Arabia. XX. The genus Striga in Arabia. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh., 1.

Negendran CR, Ramakhrishna TM and Narayana BM (1980) Development of embryo sac and endosperm haustoria in Striga densiflora Benth. (Scrophulariaceae). Indian journal of botany. 3, 51-54.

Kumar LSS, Abraham A and Solomon S (1942) A Technique for the Anatomical Study of Root Parasitism. Ann. Bot. 6, 177-182.


Sayago JE, Ordo├▒ez RM, Kovacevich LN, Torres S and Isla MaI Antifungal activity of extracts of extremophile plants from the Argentine Puna to control citrus postharvest pathogens and green mold. Postharvest Biology and Technology 67, 19-24.



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