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Parentucellia viscosa (flowers).jpg
Parentucellia viscosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Tribe: Rhinantheae
Genus: Parentucellia
Viv. [1]
Type species
Parentucellia floribunda Viv. [2]

about 4, see text

Parentucellia is a small genus of flowering plants in the broomrape family containing about four species. They are known generally as glandweeds. The genus was named for Pope Nicholas V, whose surname was Parentucelli.[3]

Species include:


  1. ^  This genus was first described and published in Florae Libycae Specimen: sive, Plantarum enumeratio Cyrenaicam, Pentapolim, Magnae Syrteos desertum et regionem tripolitanam incolentium quas ex siccis speciminibus delineavit, descripsit et ære insculpi curavit Dominicus Viviani. Genuae 31. t. 21. f. 3 (1824). "Plant Name Details for Parentucellia". IPNI. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  2. ^  "Plant Name Details for Genus epithet". IPNI. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment

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