Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii,
Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape,
Hebrew: עלקת מוטל, Arabic: هالوك جعفيل

Scientific name:  Orobanche mutelii F.W.Schultz
Synonym name:  Phelipanche mutelii (F.W. Schultz) Pomel
Common name:  Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape
Hebrew name:  עלקת מוטל
Arabic name:  هالوك جعفيل
Family:  Orobanchaceae, Broomrape family, עלקתיים

Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii, Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape, עלקת מוטל
Location: Achu Binyamina

Life form:  Parasite
Stems:  Usually branched, 10-30cm
Leaves:  Alternate, scale
Inflorescence:  2-25cm
Flowers:  Numerous flowers; calyx teeth acuminate, about equalling the tube; corolla 15-22mm, violet, lobes of lower lib obtuse; anthers glabrous or hairy.
Fruits / pods:  Capsule 6-7mm
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii, Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape, עלקת מוטל
Location: Achu Binyamina


Derivation of the botanical name:
Orobanche, Greek orobos, a kind of vetch; anchone, choke, strangle; this was the Greek name of a plant that was parasitic on vetch.
mutelii,dedicated to the French botanist Pierre Auguste Victor Mutel (1795 - 1847)
Phelipanche from the greek "phelos φηλος" deceiver, thief and "ancho ἄγχω" strangle, suffocate.
  • The standard author abbreviation F.W.Schultz is used to indicate Friedrich Wilhelm Schultz (1804 – 1876), a German pharmacist and botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Pomel is used to indicate Auguste Pomel (1821 – 1898), a French geologist and paleontologist.

Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii, Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape, עלקת מוטל
Location: Achu Binyamina


Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii, Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape, עלקת מוטל
Location: Achu Binyamina


Orobanche mutelii, Phelipanche mutelii, Dwarf Broomrape, Mutel's Broomrape, עלקת מוטל
Location: Achu Binyamina