Striga gesnerioides

Family Orobanchaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCowpea Witchweed, Witchweed
SynonymsBuchnera gesnerioides Willd.; Buchnera orobanchoides R.Br.; Striga chloroleuca Dinter; Striga orobanchoides (R. Br.) Benth.
LongevityAnnual, Perennial
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)0.4
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeAfrica, Asia
Exotic range (Australia)Information unavailable
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Grasslands, Pastures, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introductionNA

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 2

Species has either an increase in the area of suitable habitat or habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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