Author: Jamal Ragheb Said Qasem

Parasitic Weeds of Jordan: Species, Hosts, Distribution and Management - Part 2 - Stem Parasites; Cuscutaceae, Loranthaceae & Viscaceae

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Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-68108-878-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-877-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97816810887781220201


This book introduces the most recent research findings on selected parasitic weeds that occur in Jordan and are also spread in Middle Eastern countries. It is a valuable source of information for researchers, students as well as farmers, giving readers a better understanding of these regional parasites and their unusual growth patterns. The book set consists of two volumes. The first volume includes information about genera which are typically known as root parasites. These genera are Orobanchaceae, Santalaceae, and Cynomoriaceae families. The second volume covers stem parasites of the Cuscutaceae, Loranthaceae and Viscaceae families. The detailed information presented in this set makes this an essential reference on weeds and parasitic plants in Jordan and Middle Eastern regions.

Key Features

  • - Chapters cover the biology, ecology, distribution, economic significance, host ranges, and control methods of a variety of regional weeds in an organized way
  • - It includes information on parasitic families, genera and species that are found in Jordanian flora and their hosts
  • - It also provides coloured photos of weeds
  • - Presents the latest techniques for plant pest management
  • - Provides references for further reading
  • - Includes a glossary and appendix suitable for beginners

Audience: Botanists, farmers, researchers in the field of agriculture and agronomics, with an interest in the flora of Jordan and the Middle East.