Conopholis

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Conopholis
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Mexican cancer-root
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Tribe: Orobancheae[1]
Genus: Conopholis
Wallr.[2]
Species
  • Conopholis alpina
    • var. mexicana
  • Conopholis americana

Conopholis is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae.

Conopholis americana (squawroot)

Species[edit]

  • Conopholis alpina, alpine cancer-root
    • Conopholis alpina var. mexicana, Mexican cancer-root
  • Conopholis americana, American cancer-root or Squawroot. In the American Blue Ridge Mountains, C. americana is called "bear corn" because it resembles an ear of corn. It is also called "Cancer-root" because it was reputed[who?] to have therapeutic properties upon the disease.

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